In 16:9

(2010, 12:41, digital video / sound)

In 16:9 begins with video footage given to me by my father. In the form of letters from father to son, the voice-over tells a story of a man concerned with transferring old tapes to a universal format. As he appeals for technical know-how, and expresses a bit of his own, he retells a fictional story about an archive that no longer records the past but now offers possible versions of the future. Combining my father’s video footage with my own, this essay film explores the ongoing confrontation between the body and the technological apparatus. As the younger figure on screen (played by myself) hears the letters and receives the hours of footage, he likewise records himself hearing and receiving.

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The project also includes a slide projection loop and audio recording.