Something in Someone’s Eye (2012) is a series of cinematic portraits alternating between subtle movement and photographic stillness. With the use of 16mm 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. With the use of the now-discontinued Kodak Ektachrome colour reversal film stock as source material, the transient nature of celluloid film mirrors the ephemeral nature of the sitter's gaze. Through the progressive destruction of the film as it continues to play, the work brings life to a material and a subject matter that will inevitably disappear with time.
The following video (2 minutes) is the abbreviated version of two installations exhibited in 2014 at the Ryerson Image Centre and in 2012 at Ryerson University. The former is composed of a 16mm film looping continuously surrounded by a single vinyl reproduction of the 16mm filmstrips and the latter, a continuously looping five-channel 16mm film installation.