script videotape 2012 kinetic sculpture
The kinetic sculpture Script, is a dialogue transcript of the film Bring it On, painstakingly scratched into the surface of videotape. The work is a compelling instance of translation transforming the film into a new format. There is no punctuation so each characters line slides seamlessly into another characters in a long continuous line. Script plays on how viewers experience the immediacy of cinema, as you cannot see the scenes or figures depicted, a film in which you think about your watching and watch what you are thinking. Working only from the remnants of information the viewer is encouraged to think about (speaking the lines) what the film or story may be. There are no single interpretations; there are as many interpretations as there are viewers reading it. I regard Script as just as interesting to look at and experience as the film itself.