5 dim/MIND

1983, 29 min, color, sound

In 5 dim/MIND, Feingold constructs a complex and dynamic language system by linking a series of images and sounds collected from television, film and original footage into what he terms "a new text of signifying chains" — associative progressions that mimic unconscious thought processes. An image of goldfish gives way to lava erupting from a volcano to surf pounding against rocks; shots of a horse's legs are followed by a line of women's legs in a beauty contest. Isolating images and sounds from their original contexts, Feingold produces a dreamlike meta-language that functions as a system of signs, mirroring the ordering of the Imaginary.