Shot over a period of a year and a half in and around a Winnipeg apartment building, Threshold Economics is surveillance video by the occupant subject. This single-channel experimental video poses an unstable visual narrative creating an atmosphere of precarity. The sound design derives from location recordings and was remixed by Michel Germain. “Tinged with a faint influence of radio noir, this cinematic immersion offers a complex of security peepholes, passing shadows, disembodied voices, the music of steam radiators. Whether as an apartment dweller or detective, the protagonist and viewer alike negotiate walls, windowsills and doorways with stealth, caution and a thrifty gaze, dwelling in anticipatory moments between the inside and outside, the private and public, the familiar and the unknown.” (SAW Gallery catalogue, May 2011)

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  • DVD,
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  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre