STATESCAPES

RAMONA CAPRARIU

 

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Project Description

Statescapes is a three-screen-reliant expanded cinema installation that explores cinematic timeline subversions, repetition, and cyclicity within the context of memory and sensory awareness grounding techniques. Figuring out new modes of re-orientation is the bridge between the artist's experience with experimental film and personal plight with patterned thinking. With a lens informed by affect theory and Bergonism, the installation bridges the personal with the theoretical in asking: how can timelines be explored in a way that comments on individual perceptions of time and memory? Collapsing and questioning temporalities sets the stage for a collaged and variantly generative experience. Each time a scene is played, the temporal flow and action remains the same but the camera's placement alters, offering new perspectives on the same scenes that play over and over again.

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ARTIST BIO

Ramona is an experimental videomaker that focuses on expanded cinema, installation, and projection environments. Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in Film Production at York University prior to their time at OCAD U, they look to bridge cinematic sensibilities with new media forms. With interest in simultaneity, pattern recognition, changing perspectives, and nonlinear mechanics, they employ a formalist structure to their practice. Their work relies on visual metaphor and layered soundscapes to convey personal experience.

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