Story of History
07:51 color video with sound
Story of History (2009) is a 7 minute video edited from 8 seconds of live action by repeating individual frames of the moving image. The live action is a 25 minute performance Work, Why, Why not, performed with Four Screens as Dialogue (pioneering, devotional, familiar, invasive). Story of History is an experimental epilogue that beats at multiple frames binding the work. Writing for the Images Festival in Toronto, Jacob Korczynski describes the relationship between Work, Why, Why not and Story of History as "the conditions of collective movement initially embedded in the choreography enacted by the performers is displaced to the frame of the image and the gesture of the camera."
installation shots from Greater New York at MoMA PS1
photographs by Matthew Septimus