The Eternal Quarter Inch

2008 | 00:09:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Found Footage, Media Analysis, Religion/Spirituality

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Rising fundamentalism and a government that cites faith to defend war actions have helped grow a desperate society. Dipping between ecstasy and despair, transcendence and absurdity, this movie journeys to a hidden space where you can lose your way, lose yourself in the moment, lose your faith in a belief system. An exhausted and expectant crowd waits on this narrow span. It is not a wide stretch, but it can last forever.

Part One of Bearing Witness Trilogy, a trilogy concerned with how we, as a culture, watch ourselves, especially in moments of great emotional significance. With footage culled from mainstream media and television, the single-channel videos (The Eternal Quarter Inch, Somewhere only we know, The Burning Blue) distill moments of sincerity from perhaps insincere sources (televangelists, reality show contestants, screensavers, B-movies). This trilogy puts pressure on the infrastructure of distributing images, particularly those that represent what might have normally been private experiences made public for the sake of entertainment. Located in interstitial spaces, these videos continually shift the role of the viewer between voyeur and participant.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Anthology Film Archives, Show & Tell, New York, NY, 2013

20 Years of CUFF (Chicago Underground Film Festival), Spectacle Theatre, New York, NY - 2013

Dallas Videofest, Dallas, TX - 2010

Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands - 2010

 

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