“Clipper” is based on the memories of radio towers seen from the highway during summer road trips. The viewer endlessly loops around the blinking, monumental masts in lazy circles at twilight. It is part of a larger computer generated video installation project, entitled “Reflective Nostalgia” after a term described in Svetlana Boym’s book “The Future of Nostalgia.”
“Reflective nostalgia thrives in ‘algia’, the longing itself, and delays the homecoming — wistfully, ironically, desperately.”
The project is comprised of a series of looping, non-narrative videos which attempt to convey the texture and melancholy of memory — the interstices of life rather than specific remembered events. The unsentimental recollections are created from the ground up using computer animation software which imparts an uncanny, dreamlike quality to the simulacrum of a remembered world. The resulting videos exist somewhere between painting and film.