Chairs


2006
Digital video made with images found on eBay
Music by Halsey Burgund
1 minute, 55 seconds long
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Chairs

is a short video comprised of still photographs that I have taken from the online auction website, eBay. On lawns, driveways and parking lots, all of the furniture pictured is, or was, for sale.

Chairs

presents an unusual narrative of community, loss, and companionship—personified by chairs. This marching sequence of images brings these inanimate yet familiar objects to life, addressing a range of topics--from isolation and family, to consumerism and the ready-made, while the somber, dirge-like soundtrack contrasts the video's animated humor.