Contours

2020


The planet is a constructed environment: a space that has been defined for, created by, and scaled to the image of the human species. Contours points out this human exceptionalism and meditates on what it would mean to shift this gaze upon the world. Through both installed projected video and printed imagery, Contours conducts a visual cacophony of de-familiarization, abstraction, and legible illegibility of image and language. In an effort to craft a vision of a more inclusive future both ecologically and socially, the images in Contours suggest a world that privileges not only the human but the other than human as well.

Additional images available upon request.
Excerpts from Contours
Projected 4k Video (Color, Sound)
Dimensions Variable
12min 03sec, 2019

Written, directed, and produced by Mark Dorf
Music in collaboration with Cory Zimmerman
Voice Over #1 spoken by Wyne Veen
Voice Over #2 spoken by Mark Dorf


Contours Installation View





Referent, Double Paneled Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 40″ x 60″, 2019





Scaled to Gesture, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 20″ x 25″





Reflexive, Two Panels, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 25″ x 20″, 2019





Projection, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 32″ x 40″, 2019





Spectrum, Eight Panels, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 20″ x 16″, 2019





Spectrum (Detail)





View II, Double Paneled Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 40″ x 32″, 2020





Lenny, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 40″ x 32″, 2020





Projection featured on the cover of Foam Magazine Issue No. 56