American Endings

Site specific dual channel video series featuring 100 closing scenes from each of the most popular American films as determined by the American Film Institute's Top 100 list. The work indexes and contrasts archetypal endings from the collective mythology of American cinema.

The film installation premiered September 13, 2014 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria at Cinema Kosmos, a condemned late Soviet-era movie palace in collaboration with Sariev Contemporary and Open Arts Foundation. Generous funding provided by US State Department Artist's Grant Program and Embassy of the United States, Sofia, Bulgaria.
 

The End Is Only The Beginning of Another Story (American Endings #1-25), 2014. Kino Kosmos, Plovdiv Bulgaria. Dual Channel HD Video Projection, Stereo Soundtrack. Duration 00:25:15 Courtesy of the United States Embassy, Bulgaria and the U.S. Department of State.

 


Still Image: City Lights (1931) / E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)​, 2014. Dual Channel HD Video Projection, Stereo Soundtrack. Duration 00:25:15 Courtesy of the United States Embassy, Bulgaria and the U.S. Department of State.

 

Still Image: Singin' In The Rain (1952) / 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 2014. Dual Channel HD Video Projection, Stereo Soundtrack. Duration 00:25:15 Courtesy of the United States Embassy, Bulgaria and the U.S. Department of State. 

 

Still Image: Bonnie and Clyde (1967) / From Here To Eternity (1953), 2014. Dual Channel HD Video Projection, Stereo Soundtrack. Duration 00:25:15 Courtesy of the United States Embassy, Bulgaria and the U.S. Department of State.