Renée Taking a Sip of Water (Human and Video in Motion), two-channel video, silent, 2 hrs.
Excerpt: 10 min. (shown here as split-screen)
This is a companion piece to Time not a video, where I challenge the dominant mode in which we use slow motion video by engaging in a sustained daily practice of slow motion movement, conducted solely through a close study of slow motion video. In Renée Taking a Sip of Water (Human and Video in Motion) I enact a banal activity from my daily slow motion movement practice to combine human movement with the slow and fast frame rates of the video camera and the slow and fast playback times of video editing software. Rather than to learn about the “truth” about motion, which slow motion studies have concerned themselves with since Muybridge’s motion studies from in 1870’s to this day, my motion studies experiment with a new kind of motion that is at once human and video. The exhibition of this piece was two-channels of looping video providing ever changing motion combinations. One loop of combinations takes approximately 2 hours.
Exhibited at Trinity Square Video, Toronto, 2013.