E-Ticket, 2019

DCP // Sound // Color // 13 Minutes  

A film sixteen thousand splices in the making. E-Ticket is a frantic (re)cataloguing of a personal archive and an opportunity for rebirth to forgotten images. 35mm photographs and moving pictures are obsessively cut apart, reshuffled then tape spliced together frame by frame in evolving patterns. Snap shots during formative life experiences of over a decade ago are reanimated by undermining their original context and letting go of personal attachments by destroying the original documents. Views swipe between a school trip to India then culminate with a protest of a 2005 World Trade Organization summit in Hong Kong. 

By exploiting the projector’s prerogative to breakdown fluid motion into individual frames, the work questions the role of continuity in cinema. Harking back to Muybridge and in a exploration of the absurdity of the filmmaking process with its extension to global trade, this is my handmade means of distilling an unending flow of information from our personal devices into a more manageable form. My photographs may have all be cut up and mixed around, but at least they’re all in one place now. A retelling of Dante's Inferno for the streaming age; a freedom of movement reserved for the modern cloud.


International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 : Tiger Short Competition

Exhibited with support from the NYSCA and WAVE FARM Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF)