This first person text by the artist examines gravity’s effect on human emotion, told through five high definition video sequences filmed at 2,000 frames per second. GRAVITY debuted in Los Angeles at Young Projects this past February as a video installation.
Phil Solomon's rare contribution to experimental film spans collaborations with Stan Brakhage all the way to machinima. Doug Cummings recently caught up with the influential filmmaker to discuss American Falls his acclaimed 2010 three channel video and other works.
The images in this series are the result of my investigation into the network of influences between image construction, documentation, and subjective identification with printed ads. Thus, my conceptual strategy is appropriation, which mirrors the performative process of identifying with a magazine ad while disrupting the efficacy of its image-identity.
The big existential problem in this first chapter is the absurdity of having to make important decisions without having significant information about what the decision means. You're right that there is both the freedom to choose and awareness that much of the outcome is arbitrary.