EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS > Contingent Conventions - 2011

Still Films / ANSWERS (gallery installation)
double-channel video

Still films (2012) and ANSWERS (2010) were paired and installed for the exhibition 'Contingent Conventions' at Eel Space.
Curated by Patrick Holbrook
Chicago, 2012

© Marilyn Volkman 2012

In her video work ANSWERS, Volkman conducts a series of interviews with soldiers during a normal workday on a NATO base to explore abstract questions related to their everyday tasks. In STILL FILMS, Volkman puts a new spin Cindy Sherman's 'Film Stills' by replacing photography with high-speed video, prolonging the moment when the viewer meets the subject's gaze, and disrupting the power hierarchies of looking through the lens.