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Edition of 2745 of which 100 copies are signed 1-100, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, and four sets are signed as progressives.

March 25, 1975 Seven colors 10" x 24"

Influence: René Magritte

Model: Mara Ribbentoff

Client: Tom Luddy, The Pacific Film Archive, University Art Museum, 2625 Durant Avenue, Berkeley CA 94720. Telephone (510) 642-1413 A-Z: Artist's own use.
(Print Casebooks 2, 1977; The Poster, Alain Weill, G.K. Hall, Boston 1985) (facsimile)

Painting and sculpture are one-dimensional. They don't move or talk. They don't change. Silent black and white movies are two-dimensional-they move through time. Add sound, and they become three dimensional. The fullness of color adds yet another dimension. How many dimensions are there? We could flesh it all out and add seeming substance: a movie could become full and round and roar through the darkened theater of your head. Movies could become interactive: you are handed a stock of characters and a selection of plots and make up your own movie.

Real life is pretty close to that. You have a stock of characters and they move in and out of your life, and when they're in it they interact with you, though you accept that they have real lives, too. How real would your interactive movie characters become? Would you fall in love with one of them? Would you cast your friends and lovers and when things didn't go right, or one of them went away or died, would you just keep on using their character? Here's where things went wrong, and I'll just go back to that point and do it right. Chuck that old footage, splice in the new. Rewind, replay. Let's start over. Caught in a loop.