Wednesday, October 21, 2009


No updates because of my hectic life.
Got a job at Savers.
Solo exhibit in McAllen on November 13th.
My hair is a disgrace.
I turn 22 in two weeks.
Selling my belongings.
Moving to New York City at the end of December.

I swear I will post something soon...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Prisms of Fame

Last Friday, Jessica and I traveled down to the Valley to show the installation we've been working on all throughout September. We had been talking about doing something with Fantasia cigarettes for a while and after spending a few days continuously watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Suspiria, we came up with a plan.

We shot the video within three hours. It took me about two weeks to cut it only because I didn't really know how I wanted to transition between colors. I kept experimenting with cropping and some sort of video collage, but then we sat around a few days before the show 
and came up with a wonderful edit.

I'm really really happy with the way this turned out, the way it looked at the art walk and how much effort and time was put into it. I feel like it's the first video I've made that can be considered "professional."

Anyhoo, the installation is called Prisms of Fame. It is supposed to be viewed on four television screens that are positioned like the four "screens" in the video below. It was a challenge to get all the DVDs to start at the same time, but we somehow managed to do it. I'm really glad I found my muse and that she is willing to do anything to make our reality come alive.

Prisms of Fame from Caitlin Diaz on Vimeo.




The video I recorded of us setting up the installation will be up sometime this week...I promise.
Hopefully we'll have the chance to show the installation in Austin for a while, so stay tuned!