Portrait of President Jill Ker Conway

Hermine Freed

1976 | 00:10:28 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Drawing, Interview

In this experimental interview with Jill Ker Conway, Freed outlines a portrait in chalk on a black surface as the soundtrack conveys Conway describing her fascination with the way ones visual self appears on camera and the way an artist perceives their subject. When the sketch is complete, Freed begins to apply paint, revealing Conway’s actual photograph beneath the chalk outline through a chroma-keying technique. As more of the photograph becomes clear, Conway reflects on the occasion in which this image was taken - a recent commencement address in Connecticut and goes on to briefly discuss her academic career and ambitions. With additional brush strokes, a further layer of paint reveals Conway being interviewed and thus brings the sound and image into unison. This playful approach to the interview process is an investigation into the representational qualities of video that captures its subject in an implicit and inventive manner.

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