Video Sassoon: a new media installation by Minhae Shim

Video Sassoon is a phantasmagorical meditation on media, remediation, and the editing process. Discarded strips of videotape are repurposed to create a screen through which a digital video is projected. In the video, newly severed pieces of hair float across the screen to the tune of a familiar funeral ballad that has been rendered unrecognizable by the editing process.

The work uses the inescapably human material of hair to comment on the omnipresence of media and its evolution, and to connect video editing to a familiar, tactile experience.

The artist, Minhae Shim, is a Boston-based interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and writer. She collaborated with filmmaker Daniel Roth on Video Sassoon. The work premiered at the Harbor Art Gallery in January 2013.

Are you an animator/short film-maker?

We're looking for some creative short films or animations to run natively on the Lost At E Minor Facebook Wall, which has 500,000+ Likes. We have an audience who LOVE cool design, art, photography, animation. If we post your video, we'll credit you and add a callout to your Facebook or Instagram Wall in the copy. So you should get a bunch more Likes on your page and more eyeballs on your work. Contact us here if you'd like to submit your short video work.

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