- Year Created: 2013
- Submitted to ArtBase: Wednesday May 1st, 2013
- Original Url: http://sam-n.com/index.php/v/trying-to-build-this-man/
- samnewell, primary creator
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This video performance is my attempt to chase a coherent self portrait into existence through an unfixed time based video signal. I obviously struggle at times to even locate myself on the monitor. Time itself nullifies the process by simply washing away whatever progress was made seconds beforehand. I ultimately fail to create a recognizable portrait of myself because of the constant degradation of the video signal feedback. The decay is fluid and beautiful in its persistence even if I am not.