Home (Movies); Seaside, 2004
Archival ink jet print
9" x 13.5" image on 13" x 19" paper
Signed and numbered edition of 50
(American, b. 1962)
To create the images in her series Home (movies), Alice Hargrave digitally captures frames from her family’s 8mm vacation films that had been transferred to video. In subjecting her chosen clips to several modes of transformation, from film to video, and video to the screen lines of a monitor, she creates a sense of temporal and psychological distance between the original scene and its printed image. Hargrave’s process of distilling these images suggests the effects of time on memory. As she breaks down and translates these personal moments, they become increasingly hazy and anonymous.
Hargrave received her BA from Tulane University and her MFA (1994) from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Isis Gallery, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN; the Chicago Cultural Center; and the TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago and has participated in numerous group shows throughout Chicago and the Midwest. She was recently an Illinois Art Council Finalist Award recipient in photography. Hargrave currently teaches photography at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.