LAURA MACKIN
Zoom (Dean, 1962-2006)
2012
digital video
2 minutes 30 seconds
In 1962, Dean got a zoom lens. Like a kid with a magnifying glass, Dean immediately engaged with this new tool for intense seeing, frequently zooming in to examine all sorts of subjects. I began isolating this footage, resulting in an incredibly idiosyncratic archive. His choices are not arbitrary or intentional, but seem to reflect a certain human will, curiosity, & desire.

For the video titled Zoom (Dean, 1962-2006), I chronologically stitched together all footage involving a zoom movement, shown in fast motion. This systematic approach produced a fast-paced montage of images—a highly fragmented narrative.
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