Graduate Alumni > Shannon Schmidt (MFA 2009)

The Remembrance
The Remembrance
Crocheted yarn, partial removal of sheet rock, video with monitor and dvd player
12' x 7' x 8'

The Remembrance is a video installation explores concepts of memory, language, trace and shifts in meaning. The crocheted yarn is partially embedded in the gallery wall, goes slack, falls towards the monitor and winds around on the floor. The video plays a fragmented narrative that loops, which is offset by shifting images to create a text that when contrasted with imagery looses a clear definitive nature. Throughout the installation and video, the materials play with winding and weaving a narrative, while the idea of memory comes in and out of focus.