screen test

1.18.01.10, 2003
24" x 40"
oil on canvas

02.07.18.06, 2003
24" x 48"
oil on canvas

1.35.50.10, 2003
24" x 40"
oil on canvas

2003
24" x 40"
oil on canvas

14.23.06, 2003
24" x 40"
oil on canvas

Description

Upon graduating from NSCAD my work explored technical elements of film and DVD technology. Using the film North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock, I addressed editing with the use of dissolves. I focused on these moments of transition, and in doing so, examined the sensitivities of optic perception and the seemingly unseen. Due to its fluid nature and uniqueness to film itself, the dissolve is considered to be a characteristic of ‘pure cinema’. Hitchcock, thought to be a master of pure cinema, utilized this form of editing frequently.