Installation documentation (2:00) at Ryerson University's Soundstage:
Something In Someone's Eye (2012) deals with children and adults filmed in a state of contemplation. It is a series of instants where the sitter becomes lost in a moment that alternates between subtle motion and photographic stillness. The installation, placed in a large dark space, is made up of five silent rear-projected 16mm films looping continuously. With the use of colour reversal film, one of a kind and ever-changing, the transient nature of film itself relates to the transient nature of the gaze. Through the progressive destruction of the films the work brings life to a material and a subject matter that will inevitably disappear with time. As a whole the ephemerality lies in the haphazard alignment of the films, producing unique moments that, because of the nature of the installation, could never be repeated. The characteristics of the medium allow the fleeting moment to emerge as it captures the passage of time.
For the extended version of the artist's statement, click here.
Excerpts of the 16mm film (1:59):