Vin Grabill Vin Grabill
video artist
Mexico Painting
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In “Mexico Painting”, I followed a similar approach to the method I employed when making “Cicada Songs” and "Barcelona Mosaics". The visual and audio imagery derives from footage I shot while on a trip to Mexico in 2006. As in "Barcelona Mosaics", each camera shot contains an edge or boundary that diagonally bisects the frame. All sound is that which accompanied the original visual footage - other than some slow motion manipulation, the original sound is not altered in any way. Because most edits are very rapid, sound and visual material more closely resembles musical beats than representations of specific locations. 
"Mexico Painting" was a Rosebud Film & Video Competition finalist in 2008 and was screened at the Maryland Film Festival in 2007.

©2012 Vin Grabill