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Mutli-Channel Video Installation (Excerpt Channel 2)
with commentary by Bill Arning
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"Shrink" consists of three video projections synchronized with one musical soundtrack. The finished installation will have 12 sections per channel with a total running time of approximately 60 minutes. "Shrink" takes a structuralist visual approach related to Andy Warhol's film "Empire," or perhaps more similar to Chantal Ackermann's "News from Home." Each of the three simultaneous channels' video section is a continuous take depicting the same location at different times either before or after September 11, 2001. The full project loosely circumnavigates the Manhattan skyline from a slowly moving tourboat.

The video is overlaid with short texts; theoretical and anecdotal, from several authors. The text in the featured excerpt "Shrink2.demo4" is from an interview with artist Martha Rosler. As Rosler discusses the role of the artist, the
place of writing, text, and criticism within her artistic practice, and considers how her work may impact audiences, my use of her words suggests a
reflection on my influences and related methods and attitudes toward viewing and constructing work. The soundtrack for the project are songs by the Bavarian experimental pop group The Notwist, mostly from the CD "Shrink" (1998.) The songs freely mix tropes from rock, jazz, and electronica.