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Paint Becomes Alive

Film, 2015 (re-made in 2023)


In 2015 I posted the film Paint Becomes Alive on YouTube.

I was filming the surface of a canvas - as water and oil repel, and sediment clumps together and settles...

When materials are actively exploring the canvas - a brief moment of unknown - before everything stops.

I must have deleted the video at some point, but a few years later found it lurking behind the scenes on YouTube.

Usually I'm grateful I didn't grow up with social media, but sometimes I love that we can dig into our archives and find timestamped memories, awkwardly lodged in this sprawling digital landscape.

So as a homage to those trapped moments, and all of the documentation that I have an overwhelming desire to delete, this 2023 version is layered with audio from my Facebook video uploads from the same period of time. 

The song is from the original audio, it is called In2 the skies by Sug(r)cane


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