2:39 running time
"Backstabbers" by The O'Jays, 1972, recorded February 7, 2014
Lucid still is a video portrait of the artist’s niece Avery, made from a Skype call. The subject faces the computer’s camera while the weather imparts on her face and a song is heard, distanced with static. The video forms a relationship between a suburban 10 year old, a 1960’s soul hit, and an actual temperature of 79 degrees with wind at WSW. The title plays with grammatical tense, pointing out the video’s synthesized record of time.