Watching Out - a trilogy

1986, 13 min, b&w, silent

In Watching Out - a trilogy, a high-contrast, close-up image of a woman's face rhythmically dissolves in and out of abstraction. As Hoover builds a thematic and structural tension, the woman's searching, off-screen gaze suggests an enigmatic confinement. States Hoover, "I use the gesture of watching as a metaphor. I wanted to speak visually about fear or anxiety coming from either the outside &mdash reality &mdash or internally; a subjective fear that is real or imagined."

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1985-86, 22:11 min, b&w and color, silent