Sunday, April 17, 2011

John Zieman: Time Suite Series

John Zieman: Time Suite Series
Curated by Raul Zamudio 
March 5 - 27, 2011
White Box
329 Broome St.
NY, NY 10004
Opening Reception: March 5, 6 - 8 PM
"TimeSuite" 2007 4:00 min, single channel, hi-definition, stereo.
"First Dream" 2008  4:00 min, single channel, hi-definition, stereo.
"TS3", 2010  3:30 min, 3-D, hi-definition, stereo.

Appearing together for the first time, these three video works share a unique mode of inquiry, blending word art and portraiture.  Zieman literally projects his animated text upon the human form, then records the composite image as as sort of "layered portrait".  

Texts range from social dissections, ("Something you almost said gave me hope") to meta-commentary ("I saw a story was to be written on me - with my choice - without");
terse utterances, ("Stop projecting on me"), to inner realizations, ("It all comes faster now- This is how change feels").  
Texts topographically map the subject, propelling the visual portrait toward new densities of observation. 
The viewer is offered a complex psychological space, suggesting inner musings, explicitly naming interpersonal tensions,  and witnessing the shared human condition, where time itself becomes the ultimate metric.  

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