Video Weaving

My digital video practice investigates non-narrative layering, appropriation, and video collage. The major aesthetic inspirations for these pieces are works by Robert Heinecken and Nam June Paik. These immersive video art pieces examine oppositional relationships between corporate power, human life, Earth, and empire. Much of the work contextualizes mass violence underlying our neoliberal economic system using appropriated and woven YouTube videos focused primarily upon the destruction of the sacred, specifically human life and the environment. Aesthetically, the work reveals contemporary American culture in the form of hallucinatory abstractions woven from found footage. The optical experience of viewing video weaving involves constantly switching between planes of focus. This experience of visual conflation physically mimics the mental difficulty of examining a culture while living within it.

 

© 2018 by Coriana Close

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