Edit/Palimpsest is a performance and video installation in which a vinyl poem is recorded being scraped off a wall. The footage is then edited into three simultaneous frames of differing opacities, and finally projected onto the wall space where the original poem had been. The video displays the performance of editing in reverse while the curled vinyl letters remain on the floor below, conflating the process of editing with the creation of a palimpsest. This is a site-specific work that takes two weeks to complete.
This piece was also presented at the 2009 NCUR Conference in LaCrosse, WI as part of a presentation titled Language To Be Looked At.