Things I Forget To Tell Myself
1988, 2 min

Texts | Images | Video

"In Shelly Silver's Things I Forget To Tell Myself, a fragmented textual statement is interspersed with imagery culled from NYC, much of it cropped by the camera operator's outstretched hand. Buildings, windows, signs, pedestrians, cops and doors constitute a continuum of access and obstruction. The sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous patterns of disclosure and withholding, recognition and inobservance, are scrutinized to reveal the imprints of psychological processes and cultural codes, while testing boundaries between seeing and reading." Michael Nash, Curator, The Long Beach Museum of Art

written, directed, edited: Shelly Silver
camera/obstruction: Abby Levine, Shelly Silver, Rick Wright
production & post-production: Rebo Studio

select screenings & exhibitions
Video Text, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Between Word & Image, The Museum of Modern Art & Poets House, NYC; Centre For Contemporary Art, Zamek Ujazdowski , Warsaw, Poland; The International Center for Photography, NYC; Subversive Cults/Textual Danger, ICA, London, England; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Order Of Facts, Achim Kubinsky Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany; It's Evening in America, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (Travelling); Television For Real, Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland

selected broadcasts
White Noise, BBC, England
El Arte del Video, Atanor Television, Spain
WTN/Lifestyle Television, Canada