Five Time-Based Photobooth Portraits on DVDs

Dick Jewell (2007)


Dick Jewell's mixture of the photobooth and video art combines portraits of different people taken over an extended period of time. In his words:

I thought it was becoming a norm to spend time sitting in an enclosed booth within art galleries to watch video installations and I thought it would be appropriate in this situation to watch a video of people that had gone into a booth over a period of time, i.e. a photobooth. To this end, I produced four DVDs of time lapsed portraits and arranged monitors in the proportion of a photobooth strip. The speed of the dissolve of each animated portrait was relative to the overall time span that each set of portraits covered.

Contributed by Dick Jewell