Iris Fraser-Gudrunas is a Toronto-based filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist.
Brother Frank Interpretations
As an extension of the main feature film project, pieces of footage have been offered to other video artists to re-interpret as an ongoing exploration of collaborative technique and varied perspective. The first piece, shown below, is by David FM Hanes. More works are in progress.
Odessa In the Chapel (Active Camouflage).
In his Aware/Vanish Series, David uses images of art appropriated from online and essentially erases the work, filling the void with pieces of the gallery or museum space around it. Through this process, it is his intent to draw the viewer's attention to the way we look at and exhibit art on the internet. For Odessa In the Chapel, David made a frame by frame animation of the longest shot in the film, removing the main protagonist's viewership instead of the religious icons she's looking at. This raises the question of whether we should be looking at her reformed absence, or at what this absence is looking at. Each frame of the scene was processed through the Content Aware function in Adobe Photoshop. It is the first motion piece in the series.