Our mission is to distribute and archive works of time-based art. Each issue highlights artists working in new or experimental media, whose works are best documented in video or sound.


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16mm film transferred to video
with commentary by

Shot at Arcosanti, an unfinished experimental city in Arizona, Portmanteau shows a lone figure in the deserted spaces of the site. The title comes from the definition of "portmanteau," coined by Lewis Carroll: a new word concocted by fusing two different words together. The dual-screen format illustrates the two faces of hope and desolation; it introduces two subjectivities--simultaneous yet fragmented--opening up time and space to its alternates.