While shot using ‘guerrilla tactics’ (arriving at various locations uninvited, City Hall, banks, hotels, libraries, etc.), each scene is carefully composed. As such, the video camera, often reserved for preproduction in planning a mainstream film shoot, is utilized with proportionate status. Each scene hints at a narrative, utilizing sound or slight movement. The singular chair facing the camera in each scene can be read as a nod to video history, where artists performed solo for the camera, often to counteract the narratives of mainstream television.
As an installation, location shoot is presented on a flat screen monitor with a remake of a Pierre Paulin, Modernist segment chair placed in the same position as the chairs in the shoot, thereby situating the work as a potential location within the scene. Furniture design’s current obsession with the remake echoes the filmic remake.
location shoot, 2003
20" flatscreen monitor, DVD/DVD player, remake Pierre Poulin segment chair.