The ‘videodisk’ of the early 1980s was the ancestor of videocassette recordings of popular films and was one of the earliest formats of movies that could be viewed at home in a family environment. The videodisk’s plastic covers present information about the movie inside. In this series I have created a diptych system that consists of painted videodisk covers and digital images. The digital imagery combines pieces of personal photographs with images taken directly from the covers of the movies. Within the digital collage I have placed fragmented pictures and bits of text from a movie which in most cases corresponds with the concealed disk beside it.
The left half of each diptych consists of a digital print mounted on sintra (12.5 x 12.5 in.). The right half of each diptych consists of the videodisk with acrylic and gouache (12.75 x 14 in.).
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