WHITE BOX PROJECTS
JOHN ZIEMAN: TIME SUITE SERIES MARCH 5 – 27, 2011 CURATED BY RAUL ZAMUDIO
OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 5, 6 – 8 PM
CURATED BY RAUL ZAMUDIO
TimeSuite 2007 4:00 min, single channel, hi-definition, stereo.First Dream 2008 4:00 min, single channel, hi-definition, stereo. TS3 2010 3:30 min, 3-D,hi-definition, stereo.
Appearing together for the first time, these three video works share a unique mode of inquiry, blending word art and portraiture.
Zieman literally projects his animated text upon the human form, then records the composite image as as sort of “layered portrait”.
Texts range from social dissections, (“Something you almost said gave me hope”) to meta-commentary (“I saw a story was to be written on me – with my choice – without”);
terse utterances, (“Stop projecting on me”), to inner realizations, (“It all comes faster now- This is how change feels”).
Texts topographically map the subject, propelling the visual portrait toward new densities of observation.
The viewer is offered a complex psychological space, suggesting inner musings, explicitly naming interpersonal tensions, and witnessing the shared human condition, where time itself becomes the ultimate metric.