The Conversation, 1998
Made for the Islip Art Museum’s Projects '98, The Conversation is an endless conversation between the female and male characters of the Holiday in Hope project. Installed discretely within the walls of a passage-way between two rooms of the Carriage House, the looping film suggests a human presence. Bill Arning reflected on the characters as "two ornery ghosts" in his review in Time Out New York.
Using a relatively primitive method of image splicing, the piece was made from 2 Super-8 film reels projected onto a wall and then videotaped together onto High 8. The 3-minute looping projections are also of slightly different lengths resulting in a slip in the synchronization. The results are that the conversation goes on for quite some time without ever repeating.