Pfeiffer, Paul

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

For me, the central challenge in the creative process is to discover ways to communicate using the idiom of our particular place and time. No work of art can live outside a given context if it is to engage with its intended viewers. This understanding leads me to use images that are accessible and familiar - from popular films, television, and professional sports -- as the building blocks for my work. Similarly, I am drawn to the use of video, photography and computer editing processes, whose inherent nature as mediums of mass image reproduction and information distribution suggest a grammar of repetition, layering, simulation and non-linear editing fully in line with the modes in which we live and think today.


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    2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Pfeiffer, Paul (2009-06-22T15:25:18Z)
    The Breakfast Club is a seven-channel video documenting call center employees at work around the world. For the video, seven call center employees are engaged in a live reading of the script of the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club. The reading is performed as a conference call between sites in India, the Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Ireland and the United States. In the finished installation, each video channel offers a real-time view of one member of the international cast, while in the background the interior workings of call centers around the globe provide a dramatic setting.