cinephile: trio

Jessica Z Schafer's avatar Jessica Z Schafer

This installation of triptychs recalls the frames of a black & white filmstrip, reoriented into a panoramic landscape. These discrete sequences of photographs stop time. Inspired by a lifelong interest in the careful design of classic films, the images condense a more complex narrative into a few emotive stills. Together, this trio of cinematic measures respond to the significant rhythms and cohesive patterns of nature. Contrasting with the constant stream of video that depicts our modern life, each limited set defines a scene and an atmosphere. The arrangements mimic how we choose and create memories about interactions with the diverse melodies inherent in landscapes that shape our lives. These places compel, protect and remind us of our emotional and physical tether to the world around us.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Digital photography
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 11 inches