Somewhere only we know

2009 | 00:05:15 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Found Footage, Media Analysis, Television

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Standing on the brink of elimination, the suspense threatening to fracture their composure, contestants wait and see if they will be going home. The audience at home is also waiting... Part two of Bearing Witness Trilogy.

Bearing Witness is a trilogy concerned with how we, as a culture, watch ourselves, especially in moments of great emotional significance. With footage culled from mainstream media and television, the single-channel videos (The Eternal Quarter Inch, Somewhere only we know, The Burning Blue) distill moments of sincerity from perhaps insincere sources (televangelists, reality show contestants, screensavers, B-movies). This trilogy puts pressure on the infrastructure of distributing images, particularly those that represent what might have normally been private experiences made public for the sake of entertainment. Located in interstitial spaces, these videos continually shift the role of the viewer between voyeur and participant.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Anthology Film Archives, Show & Tell, New York, NY, 2013

SAW Media Art Center, Red/White/Blue: New American Fringe Film and Video - 'Emotional Rescue: The Videos of Jesse McLean,' July 14, 2012

San Francisco IndieFest, 2011

European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany, 2011

Dok Fest, Kassel, Germany, 2010

Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2010

Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival, 2010

Impakt Festival, Utrecht, 2010

Transmediale Festival, 2010

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