Jason Dee, "still.moving.memory (detail)," 2008, video.
JASON DEE, still.moving.memory
PLATFORM: Centre for Digital + Photographic Arts, Winnipeg
December 18, 2008 to January 24, 2009
By Stacey Abramson
From the introduction of ocular devices such as the zoetrope or phantasmagoria, to the development of video art, to the broad and thrilling work that falls under the category of “new media,” the evolution of the moving image in artistic practice has had an interesting connection to creative communities all over the world. While he has shown extensively in Europe since graduating from the Masters program at the Glasgow School of Art in 2001, this will be Scottish artist Jason Dee’s first Canadian show. still.moving.memory. is about the intersection of media, past and present. In this co-presentation with Winnipeg’s Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Dee makes connections between dead and current media practices, taking celluloid images from film and video, chopping them up and re-visioning them back into the film’s moving loop. The viewer experiences a stillness through the movement of a single frame, slowed down from multiple images captured in a second of film. Dee creates an intimate experience, allowing viewers to take in all that the speed of film and video usually don’t allow.