Josh Azzarella

Untitled #105 (SFDF)

2009-2011

3 High-definition videos, edition of 5 + 1 AP

Durations: 3 minutes, 5 seconds; 7 minutes, 55 seconds; 7 minutes, 35 seconds

Untitled #105 [All Channels] from Josh Azzarella on Vimeo.

Untitled #105 (SFDF), 2009-2011, continues the artist’s practice of appropriation by isolating three pivotal moments from 1933’s groundbreaking movie “King Kong”. The work is comprised of three seamlessly looped HD video channels, each with 5.1 surround sound that combine to create a 15.3 surround sound experience. Azzarella suspends the iconic scenes, merging them with newly captured footage to create a naturalistic environment. In this fusion, tropical pools ripple and vines sway in anticipation of the thunderous entry of the protagonist, but instead the viewer is held transfixed in a moment. Untitled #105 (SFDF) displaces our experience of filmic events and challenges our grasp of legendary eminence.

Josh Azzarella @ Moving Image

DCKT Contemporary

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