© 2019 kristen mallia

Split Channels (5x2)

Above Single channel video narrative; 2019 

This piece is part of a 2-channel video collaboration with Molly Haig.

Sourcing textual prompts from a variety of printed matter, this 2-channel video installation examines alternative narrative construction and the role of collaboration in formmaking. Using intuitive methods for both gathering source material and generating time-based interpretations, each artist worked individually and final video segments were only viewed in completion, side by side. Despite sharing no insights into process, direction, materials, or interpretation, each minute contains a variety of visual parallels. Thus while the creation of the installation was done in isolation, the final results are collaborative in nature, creating moments of disjoint and unexpected synchronization. Lines are divided, and merged, to reveal two perspectives and one story.