Sally Rees: The Medium

9 November - 1 December 2012

The works in The Medium mark a new direction - combining the video autoportraits I have been most identified with to date, with traditional animation in brief loops that attempt to transcend ‘time’ both in format and content.

 

Reinvigorated by the current resurgence of the animated gif in online culture, the concise video loops convert one small moment or gesture into eternity, while each hand-painted frame grounds their initial ‘quip-ness’ in the weight of labour.

 

The ‘ectoplasm’ in each, simultaneously supernature and superpower, combine with a conflation of nostalgic visual references with the intention of carrying my own image into a realm that operates outside of and amongst time.