Ordinary Show is an ongoing internet-based project that started in 2008 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
A single white page is filled with a long series of extremely short looped video clips, like a deconstructed film stretched over space and fragmented into scenes put one next to the other and played at the same time.
The artist uses the page as her diary. She obsessively records everything around her: the mundane, the small, the insignificant, the repetitive, the beautiful, the ugly, the flashy, the mechanical, as not to miss anything, as if everything was to suddenly stop. A strip-show neon light flashing, a supermarket close circuit TV, a lady bathing in the sea, are thus frozen in time as they loop indefinitely and hypnotically on the screen. As they accumulate on the page day after day, they form an evolving record of each one of the artist's footsteps in the places, seasons, and states of mind she finds herself in.
Ordinary Show has been selected to participate in the FILE 2009 - Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27 July - 30 Aug.
Vanessa Louzon graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, and now works on various art, video, and design projects. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Vanessa Louzon's other art and design work is on www.vanessalouzon.com
She has been interviewed by Johanna Reed on contemporary art blog This is That, and her work has been talked about online on Rhizome, Ecrans, Bien Bien Bien, Beautiful Decay, Hyperbate, I Heart Photograph.
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All animated GIFs © 2008-2009 of Vanessa Louzon.