Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Analog converted to digital video, 38 sec of 1 hr 13 mins
With 16 accompanying drawings: colored pencil and marker on paper, 14 x 11 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 14 x 11 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 14 x 11 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 14 x 11 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 14 x 11 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 11 x 14 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 11 x 14 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 11 x 14 in.









Outfits for Acrobats, 2016-2019, Colored pencil and marker on paper, 11 x 14 in.



Using an analog video feedback loop like those employed by TV meteorologists, I designed uniforms for trapeze artists from found footage frozen mid-air. While viewing a monitor before me, I colored a sketch pad which filled the area of the acrobat’s suit on-screen. Their silhouette, made transparent by luma key, became a barrier for my colored pencil despite having no physical connection to it. I imagine that a trapeze artist in flight could spin fast enough that the body would dematerialize, becoming an electromagnetic wave.




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