Heroic Distortion is comprised of footage from the unfinished collaborative film, Baal. This installation uses only the claps used to synch the sound and the 16mm footage during the shoot. These expendable moments, occurring immediately prior to the shooting of the scene, are formally arranged into a "round of applause" on CRT televisions. The piece playfully addresses narrative constructs and modes of production, highlighting a moment suspended between performance and non-performance.
This piece was exhibited as part of the Calarts show "The White Woman with the Brown Skin and a White Name with a Gun, on a Horse" at Human Resources gallery in 2011.