Myriam Bessette

N'acre | Myriam Bessette | 2007

Myriam Bessette
Single-channel digital video ¦ 3:00 ¦ 2007
Here, we explore crackles and sparkles in a kind of chromatic sputter that suggests a pause in our viewing. For the video image evokes a contemplative dimension,
even a form of stasis in our reception of it. As filmmaker Anthony McCall pointed out, “when we look and listen to a video or movie, we enter into the elsewhere of the animated image, and we leave our physical body behind us, rooted in the place.” Which is to say that every image is a ubiquitous device: to look at it is in some sense to be not entirely there.