2007 | DV | sound | 5min
single-screen projection | dimensions variable
With Medium I became interested in the boundary between being and acting, in particular the ‘performance’ of the medium. For this piece I invited a performer to play the role of a medium in trance; she intensely stares directly at the camera, attempting not to blink. The camera cuts from an extreme close-up to a wide frame, picking up the minute details of her gestures.
Shot digitally, I play with the idea of psychic phenomena by using an in-camera effect to create a shimmer in the image. The unstable video pixels add to the instability of her pose.