THE SEER & THE SCENE (SEEN) * EILEEN COWIN * VIDEO WORKS * 1996 - 2002
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THE SEER & THE SCENE (SEEN) * EILEEN COWIN * VIDEO WORKS * 1996 - 2002

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THE SEER & THE SCENE (SEEN) * EILEEN COWIN * VIDEO WORKS * 1996 - 2002
 

Single Channel

1. ...and the daughter married the prince
15:40 1998
a story with one beginning and four endings
The story starts with one "beginning" and is played out
with four endings each initiated by a different kiss
between a young man and woman. A voice recounts
the initial sparks of a romance. The narrative plays with
stereotypes of fairy tales and family tales, switching
between and layering the two.

2. Scarcely had they uttered those words
4:27 1998
The quest for more than the proverbial three wishes.

3. Business or Pleasure (with Mark Daybell)
6:00 2000
A collaboration with Mark Daybell. A conversation on a train brings up
ideas addressing stereotypes about artists, personal expectations and
"going to work". This six minute piece is based on a conversation between
two strangers which starts with the usual question: "what do you do?"

4. Possible Side Effects
1:52 2001
What comes after...."do not drive or operate heavy machinery"

5. Balancing the Ball
1:30 2002
Directions on how to balance a ball

6. I Give You My Word
8:28 2002
Two People who have shared an event that made a strong impact.

Video Installations

1. It goes without saying
4:07 (looped) 1996

two projected images meet in the corner of a room,
a man voices a litany of fears

2. It's so good to see you
2:58 (looped) 1999
a gallery on a quiet street in downtown Los Angeles,
a large storefront window, four monitors on pedestals,
people doing private things in a public place.

3. I see what you mean
7:18 (looped) 2000
a large wall size projection, a woman inviting you closer,
a child dancing



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Format: DVD-R
THE SEER & THE SCENE (SEEN) * EILEEN COWIN * VIDEO WORKS * 1996 - 2002
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