Bring the Lights Into the Shot

by Ellie Krakow
Curated by Boshko Boskovic
Artist Reading: January 5, 2013 at 5pm
Reception: January 19, 2013 from 4:00-6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 5 – February 3, 2013

The exhibition, Bring the Lights Into the Shot by Ellie Krakow stars the behind-the-scenes mechanisms of movie and image making. The show centers on a text Krakow wrote, entitled Shine, which is presented in its entirety as an artist’s book, and incorporated as fragments in her video of the same title. The text uses the conventions of screenwriting, and the structures of cinema to tell an allegorical story of lovers. Krakow’s language is not merely declarative or descriptive, but rather is visual and corporeal. She writes phrases such as, “A woman’s dress picks up light as she walks toward him,” and “The lovers try to make eye contact. Both blink too frequently.”

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