As Seen on TV

As Seen on TV

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Much of the imagery seen on TV is first captured on film; here the filmmaker has reversed the process. As the title suggests, this film foregrounds the aesthetic nature of the television/cinematic medium by manipulating its pictoral qualities - image grain, scan lines, and its luminous colour. The structure of the film alternates between looped, processed stock TV imagery and a blank, static blue screen. This formal motif - a blank frame or screen onto which the artist projects imagery which expresses inner emotions and anxieties- is a motif which recurs throughout Rimmer's filmic oeuvre. (Maria Insell)

Award(s): San Francisco Art Institute

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.


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