Liz Sales
How Fucking RomanticLet's Pretend We're Bunny RabbitsIf You Don't CryI Think I Need a New HeartNo One Will Ever Love YouMy Sentimental MelodyMy Only FriendsVery FunnyThe Book of LoveSweet-Lovin' ManThe Things We Did and Didn't DoFidoThe Luckiest Guy on The Lower EastsideAboslutely CukooAll My Little WordsBoa ConstrictorCome Back from San FranciscoA Pretty Girl is Like
Love Songs
69 Love Songs is a three-volume concept album composed of 69 love songs, all written by Magnetic Fields in 1999. I spend that year listening to this album of ironic love songs, with my first real girlfriend. At the time we were attending the Evergreen State College and I made this thirty-second video portrait of her, as part of an assignment. The film spends the next 13 years, forgotten on a drive in my closet. In 2011, Evergreen asked me to create work for a solo exhibition in the Photoland gallery. I wanted to make something reflective of the time I'd spent there. So, I exported the film into 69 digital still frames. I took the digital code from each frame and combined it with the digital code from each song three-volume album. Each resulting image contained a song, embedded in its data, which bend the form of the image. I printed these files as inkjet negatives and then printed those negatives in the ICP color darkroom, as darkrooms are where I spent the majority of my time that year.
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