Landfill 16, 2011, 9 min
Jennifer Reeves, New York, NY
Exhumed 16mm film from my own landfill in Indiana, constitute the canvas of LANDFILL 16. After finishing my double-projection WHEN IT WAS BLUE I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that would normally go to a landfill. So I temporarily buried the footage to let enzymes in the soil begin to decompose the image, and then hand-painted that film to give it new life. Within this pulsating, abstract moving painting I attempt to express my dread of man-made waste. This “recycling” is a meditation on nature’s losing battle to decompose relics of our abandoned technologies (16mm) and productions.