Please step out of the frame uses Super 8, a desk, and a laptop to create a playful and thoughtful visual study of the “frame-within-frame” concept and the choreography between body and screen. Hahn manipulates the zoom of her camera to dive into various layers of frames, and through various media, thus questioning the essence of manipulated images and the digitized reality incorporated in them. She writes:
from your desk(top)
mistrust the manufactured image
distrust the assembled picture
give no credence to the massed account
discredit the aggregate narrative
defame the corporate chronicle
denigrate the collective annals
doubt the constructed copy
consider the clone.
accept the dismantled vision
exalt the forged now brain
subscribe to the ditto
fuel the doodad delusion
nourish the gizmo nightmare
incite the idiot box prophecy
inflame the dingbat phantasm
a film burn becoming pixels as band-aid
a manufactured reinforcement
in the empire of computer and you
the partition of screen
See Yuwei Lin’s response to Please Step Out of The Frame here.
Karissa Hahn is a visual artist based in Los Angeles who works between film and video to accumulate a storm of ‘spectra ephemera.’ Hahn has shown around the planet Earth in various cinemas, galleries, and institutions such as the New York Film Festival, Wavelengths, Crossroads, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Anthology Film Archives.