By Usama Alshaibi (2012)
This is part 6 of a painting/video series I started back in 2008. In versions 1-5 I utilized real paint, being used on paper in some form, and recorded on video. All of this video-paint material is combined and manipulated in various ways to create a new work. There are additional video-audio components that are linked, sewn into and essential to each piece.
With this new mutation in the series I could not faithfully use the word ‘Painting’ since no paint was used. I never meant for the title to be that literal, but that is the unifying link for My Paintings 1-5. No paint was used in Number 6 just video mattes of color and documents from my pocket video camera. I also changed the ‘canvas’ to a vertical position.-UA