Selfie Paul Echeverria USAdigital 4 min 2020
Selfie pays tribute to the use of repetition and structure within the history of motion picture technology. Throughout the evolutionary development of moving image production, the use of repetition offered a reliable method for constructing the illusion of movement. Using the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature Lust for Life (1956) as source material, Selfie employs loop-based operations to offer a renewed method for observing traditional formulas of storytelling. – Paul Echeverria
This film is available to stream globally.
This film is co-presented with the Art Gallery of Windsor and Windsor Endowment for the Arts.
Image credits: all artworks, stills, and portraits courtesy of the artist © Paul Echeverria.
about the artist
Paul Echeverria (USA) is an artist, filmmaker, and educator born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1971. His research and creative practice examine the formative dynamics between childhood, parenthood, and the family structure, and collisions between humans and technology. He received his BFA in Film from Purchase College, SUNY (1996), an MS in Education from Mercy College (2006), an MA in Media Studies from the New School (2011), and an MFA in Studio Arts, Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practice from the University of Colorado (2014). He has completed 30+ films, installations, and performances since 1999, which have been exhibited at venues including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Anthology Film Archives, Other Cinema, FRACTO Experimental Film Encounter, Colorado University Art Museum, and Echo Park Film Center, among others. His debut feature, Sol y Lluvia (1999–2000), won Best Foreign Language Film at the Long Island Film Festival (2000). He has served as board member for Millenium Film Workshop (2016–present) and on curatorial committees for the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Experiments in Cinema. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital and Emerging Media at Wayne State University. He lives and works in Ypsilanti and Detroit, Michigan.