Presented as a single channel video installation, Lift explores the movement of time through visual manipulation. The sequence of events unfold and reverse, creating a visual palindrome, where beginning and end are indeterminable.
Lift takes the viewer on a cyclical journey through an institution, in a sense a lieu vague, via a freight elevator. The moving elevator acts as a cinematic mechanism, mimicking the collection of individual frames our human eyes perceive as the moving image. At times the video appears to stop, suggesting a still image within the progressing narrative.
The video is played back and forth with no accompanying audio—only the subtle movements of the characters may be used as clues in determining this intended chronological ambiguity.
To view the video please contact the artist.