Video Portraits: Silent Words for Installation

1973-83, 19:49 min, color, silent

"A subject being recorded cannot hide behind his smile for long; thoughts and feelings begin to be exposed without verbal expression. The viewer is confronted with this contemplation and silence and witnesses a psychological expression made visual." So writes Logue about this compilation of early video portraits of family, friends and artists, in which she allows the viewer to see beyond the surface of the human face — "the site of one speaking within him/her self." Silent, recorded by a stationary camera, these extended portraits function as time-based photographs. The viewer reads the face as a terrain of experience and character, absorbing "long glimpses of the conscious and fractions of the unconscious." Among her subjects are such well-known figures as Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Shirley Clarke, Lillian Hellman and John Baldessari.


Please note: These portraits are for use in installations only. Please inquire.


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