The Wedding Present
(16mm loop installation, 2013)

A dual projection of collage films, The Wedding Present explores visual perception and the intricate and delicate surface patterns of human skin and plant life. The films are handmade originals constructed out of clear film acetate and double-sided tape that alternate between single frames of skin patterns and double frames of dead flowers. Projected continuously throughout the exhibition, these flickering patterns appear overlaid and create an ephemeral textural experience that over time becomes altered and irrevocably damaged as the image flakes off while simultaneously collecting dirt and lint.

The Wedding Present (16mm film loop installation, 2013) from Nicky Tavares on Vimeo.