Toby Lee, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga: Royal, Nebraska

  • ©2007, Toby Lee and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga



    Royal, Nebraska


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Artist Statement:

    This short video portrait of a quiet town in rural Middle America is also a study of how the durational medium of the moving image can articulate the relationship between space and time. Formally experimental, playing with framing and long takes, the video addresses the way in which place and public space in this small town can be defined temporally, as well as spatially and socially, and the role of the camera in that process. The artists are currently adapting Royal, Nebraska along with additional footage and interview material from the town, for a multi-channel installation, using the physical space of the installation itself to think about the
    relationships among history, memory, social space, and the passage of time.

Technical Information:

    Royal, Nebraska was recorded in July 2006 on standard digital video using a Panasonic HD-P2 camera. All video was edited in Final Cut Pro, with sound design and mixing by Ernst Karel using Sound Track Pro.



Royal, Nebraska from fotini lazaridou-hatzigoga on Vimeo.