Mnemonic Cinema

Film projectors,
16mm & 8mm film, steel, windows

Mnemonic Cinema is an installation
that utilizes post-war, consumer cinema technology.
Four vintage film projectors sit on a stand and face a window in the exhibition space. A network of film reels are dispersed around the projectors to create a path for the four film loops that run through each projector.
The film loops are made of old 16mm and 8mm home movies which depict American landscapes such as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and the Statue of Liberty.
The projected images are focused on the window glass.
At the same time, the images pass through the window to a projection surface outside the gallery space where the images become blurred and out-of-focus. The piece points to the interplay between
space, memory, and recording technology.