Video,12min, Color, 2004.
Looking on Losing Ground is an exploration of the space between perception, memory, document, and loss. A turn-of-the-century home, which was denied landmark status, has been demolished to make way for a condominium building. Through a spatial scanning of the vacant lot the narrator seeks to frame the absence of the home. The “document” is put in direct contrast with the narrator’s own memory, as he pieces together the history of the home and it’s inhabitants from the hearsay and rumor which surround it. The film is comprised of a series of visual and explanatory “reapproaches”. As the central object, which the narrator seeks, is absent, the authority of his telling is lost within the remains.