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MMXXI (Two Tapes)

MiniDV, color, sound, 60:02 min, 2021

This video features two MiniDV tapes recorded with a 2002 Canon ZR45 camcorder. I performed all the editing in-camera during the course of my daily life using a method I call "Swiss-Cheesing"—randomly scanning back and forth on a tape, dropping new video through previous footage. I recorded the majority of the tapes while walking to and from my job at Community Access TV in Brooklyn. This is a video diary with a catch: recording a new entry destroys a segment of equal length. The juxtapositions between the two tapes occur by chance. Premiered at Film Diary NYC 2022.

Free of the limits of time and space, I put together any given point in the universe, no matter where I’ve recorded them    

–Dziga Vertov

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