Watch Now: Whispering Pines Zero by Shana Moulton & Jacob Ciocci
Whispering Pines Zero is an early collaboration beloved artists Jacob Ciocci, and Shana Moulton and exists as a sort of precursor to Moultons’ Whispering Pines series. The transition from one artist to the other is like night and day. Shana in this rare instance shooting on Super 8 and Jacob jamming the screen with his signature strobe of .jpgs and youtube clips. Ciocci adds animation that melts into found video footage while other times he distorts the videos into a glitchy pile. Moulton’s Super 8 footage has an eerie tone that adds a sense of loneliness to this otherwise comical figure who, like in her more recent digital video work, is surrounded by refined, and possibly therapeutic, kitsch.