Site-specific dual channel video installation featuring the final scene 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.
Final scenes are played in sequence side-by-side in order of ranking and otherwise allowed to interact together at random revealing the shared narrative from which all American film endings are commonly drawn. Footage was sourced from the internet to purposefully employ the jumps and starts of the delivery mediums through which many of these films are now perceived.
American Endings #1-25, The End Is Only The Beginning of Another Story
(Excerpt) Installation, Kino Kosmos, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courtesty of Open Arts Foundation.
Projected Dual Channel HD Video, Stereo Soundtrack.
Premiere at Kino Kosmos, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courtesy of Vernissage TV
The inaugural sequence of Endings No. 1 through 25 premiered in Plovdiv, Bulgaria at Kino Kosmos, a condemned late Soviet-era movie palace in collaboration with Sariev Contemporary, Open Arts Foundation and with generous support of the United States 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
Still Image: Bonnie and Clyde (1967) / From Here To Eternity (1953), 2014. Dual Channel HD Video Projection, Stereo Soundtrack. Duration 00:25:15
Still Images: City Lights (1931) / E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), 2014. Dual Channel HD Video Projection, Stereo Soundtrack. Duration 00:25:15