the want

the call

the meet

the foe

the end

 

This image series looks at our relationship to the media screen, and how stories both reflect and influence the cultural landscape. The Maltese Falcon is a narrative that crosses centuries and cultures, includes deceit and murder, yet still manages to project an edgy Western morality. The film is projected into a video monitor, and refracted and reflected in a glass tank partially filled with water. In the tank, the players are broken into a kaleidoscope of planes, re-contextualizing both the imagery and the content. At a climactic point in the film, the characters are reflected in a jar of cow eyeballs and formaldehyde, presenting a dark, existential conundrum.