Proposal Synopsis: Requiescat; film transferred to video; Lynn Marie Kirby, September 2006, San Francisco
This film contains 1000 X's. Each "X" scratched into this roll of film is a prayer or a wish for the repose of a person killed in Iraq.
In transferring the film to digital video, I again thought of those killed in Iraq. This time I was not etching an "X" into the film emulsion for each death, but punching the film to digital video transfer machine each time I saw an "X" pass in real time. This new gesture marks each death anew with a skip or glitch in the transfer process. LMK, October, 2006
The video attached here is a short excerpt of a four and one half minute piece. Due to the file size requirements, the entire piece cannot be uploaded.
Artist's Biography: Lynn Marie Kirby draws upon vernacular imagery from domestic life and the American landscape, transforming the material in the process. Her work bridges the cinema and conceptual-art worlds by putting tools to unanticipated uses. Her work is exhibited in galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally including the Whitney Museum, Pompidou Centre, with a recent Mediascope retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her work has screened in festivals, including Oberhausen, London, Toronto and San Francisco. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Djerassi and Jerome Foundation fellowships among others.
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