Titles with or about Steina Steina


1987, 9:12 min, color, sound

In Lilith — a name that evokes biblical and mystical references — Steina alters and manipulates the face of a woman (painter Doris Cross) so that it is submerged within a natural and technological landscape. Employing the imaging techniques of focal plane shift (altering the depth of field) and frame "grabbing" (a succession of frozen images), she creates a constantly shifting visual field in which an image appears to exist in a constant flux of temporal and spatial planes. The woman's electronically distorted speech adds a further haunting dimension to this almost sculptural fusion of human figure and landscape.