Debra FearArtist, Film-maker
My practice inflects experimental fine-art moving image and sound with poetic sensibilities and sci-fi vibes. I tend to film opportunistically, so that the footage I acquire necessarily embodies its flaws. I have come up with the term arte difettoso, which I consider a bastard offspring of arte povera in its reference to poor quality materials. The footage is then subject to reframing to produce immersive audio-visual installations. This process is at once literary and scientific, with observation and invention informing one another. Observation becomes poetic inquiry, a means of seeing potential, while invention is informed by philosophical research and material interrogation. The intention is that any verbal representation of a work would necessarily acknowledge this multiplicity and avoid simple description of image and effect.
|Activities||Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions, Creative writing, Film-making|
|Artforms / type of project||Digital, Drawing, Film & Video, Painting, Sound|
|Tags||film, Jungian archtypes, quantum entanglement, moving image, experimental film, fine art moving image, arte difettoso, digital video|