Last year, I digitized a number of VHS tapes for Josh. This sequence was one of the many exceptional works on those tapes. All the effects are done in-camera on a consumer VHS-C camcorder. The audio was added by re-filming the video from a television, which gives the composition it’s shape. These analog processes give the video a grainy, paranormal quality, the same lo-fi otherworldliness that gives youtube posts of “bigfoot evidence” their credibility. There is a ratio between truth and resolution: as resolution goes down, truth becomes more interpretive; as resolution goes up, and images become more clear, the possibilities for interpretation shrink accordingly. Lilly Collins, Josh’s sister, is the sole figure, and the antogonist to the coastal landscapes she’s scouring in her search. – Jerstin Crosby

 

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