‘Turning Some Pages’, 2010
Multi-channel video, colour, silent; 13 mins
Edition of 5
Commisioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York for ‘9 Screens’, 19 May - 7 June 2010
‘Turning Some Pages’ greets the viewer with a series of questions, observations, and propositions — a fragmented narrative that sets the tone for a particular way of looking that is also a way of reading. The work plays with the idea of the intertitle, traditionally used in silent films, as a possible narrative equivalent to the space and function of the museum lobby. ‘Turning Some Pages’ addresses, among other things, the conditions of pleasure, the affective reality of viewing art, memory, repetition, and art as a form of art history.