MERCY, the last in the series, is encyclopedic ephemera, exploring public visions of technological and romantic invention, dissecting the game mass media plays with our private perceptions.
Abigail Child is a film and video maker whose work in montage and sound/image relations pushes the envelope of film/video with humor and ephemeral beauty. Her films explore mixed genres and strategies for rewriting narrative, as well as investigating public space through memory and history.
Recently, Child has turned her signature vertical montage to installation, creating prismatic interruptive and haunting narratives at galleries across the country and world. These include The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (March 2006); Philosophy Box, New York City, (June 2005); Radcliffe Institute, Agassiz House (May 2006); and in Manchester, Leeds, Norwalk and Sheffield UK this fall and winter 2007-08 as part of the “Dziga Vertov Project”.
Child began filmmaking in 1970 as a documentarian, producing seven independent 16mm documentaries between 1970 and 1976, among them the award-winning Game (1972) and Between Times (1975). In the mid 70s, Child began to produce experimental… read more