Evann Siebens, "divalicious"
Evann Siebens, "divalicious", 24 x 36 inches, archival lightjet print with satin laminate finish, 2014
Chromatic Revelry is a series of films, shot between 1998 and 2000 on Super 8 stock, featuring dance, party and rave scenes. The films partner party culture with the structured audio of J.S. Bach’s fugues, marrying the musical chromatic scale with the visual revelry of another era and transcending both. For this exhibition, the videos are presented individually on ten small-scale monitors, as well as looped together as a large projection. In addition, a series of still images pulled from the films are presented in conversation with the moving images. With skewed colours, dimly lit settings, or softly blown-out exposures, these large photographs highlight the grainy beauty and evocative qualities of the filmic media.