Norma, 3-D video, 2010
Use red and blue 3-D glasses if you have them.
Glenda Drew is a mediographer who has created CD-ROMs, videos, and installations exploring a wide variety of topics. She is committed to developing media and technological capacity among marginalized communities.
This video is one of a series of work done collaboratively with Jesse Drew. The series, called Party of Eight is a “motion–based, asynchronous gallery of contemporary food service workers from a wide gamut of restaurant establishments”. Using 3D technology, Glenda trains her camera on her subjects, allowing us to observe them in front of their workplaces. Overdubbed is a narrative from the subject’s day – as well as the hopes and goals they have for themselves.
What is especially compelling about these portraits is that it uses the technological medium of 3D video in a way that gives voice to the invisible labor around us – ultimately creating an interpersonal connection between viewer and subject that is often obscured and overlooked in today’s economically and technologically striated society.
Cyane Tornatzky (Trickhouse Video Curator) is an Electronic Artist and educator based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Along with generative and interactive work, she uses video as a medium to explore aspects of the human condition such as mortality, identity and gender.