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Friday, November 04, 2005

Start, Stop, Do It Again

Chris Doyle, Flight, 2005

Chris Doyle's small show at Jessica Murray Projects is a lot of fun. A gigantic, two-by-four wood beamed eagle sculpture hanging from the ceiling greets you at the door. In the back room, three videos play concurrently, each using crude stop-action photography. My favorite was "Flight," in which a guy jerkingly flies low level around an apartment. Another "Love" used the same stop-action technique along with time-lapse to show a bed's covers being rumbled and made. It was refreshing to see this old-fashion visual special effect, rather than something computer generated. The videos are short, 2 to 3 minutes, and their images are quite addictive. I could have just stood there and watched the loops again and again. (Images via Jessica Murray Projects.)

Chris Doyle, Love, 2005