Visiting Dora Maar

Visiting Dora Maar, 2 minutes, 2010, single channel, color, with sound, no dialog, HD, 16:9, looping. Sound by Jeffu Warmouth

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Visiting Dora Maar began as a study of “falling apart” and “pulling oneself together”, visually considered in the lens of the canonical art history portrait. Dora Maar, an artist, was Picasso’s lover. He created a portrait where her features seem to fracture, move about in space and time and come undone. I evolved this into a moving image meditation of identity and self-assembly using video images of myself.