(Installation view) Belle Captive III, 2013, video with audio, 6 minutes
(Installation view) Belle Captive II, 2013, video with audio, 6 min.
Installation documentation of Belle Captive I, 2013 (2:30 excerpt), video with audio, 6-min loop
Belle Captive is comprised of moving image installations that combine languages of cinematic projection and advertising stock media. The backgrounds of the videos are abstracted landscapes, and everything in the foreground are layers of appropriated stock footage from the internet—cropped, edited and layered to create narrative filmic space. When installed, walls and surfaces of the gallery act as screens that are more layers of actual space. The work probes at where an image begins and ends—when it becomes projected light, pixels on a screen, a physical object.
Still image from Belle Captive II, 2013, 16mm film transfer and video loop, photographic cutouts