American Glyptix is a series of micro video studies of memorial services and eulogies for prominent figures whose lives have intricated themselves into the cultural fabric. The term ‘glyptic’ refers to an engraved gemstone, and so the final form of this work will take the form of digital glyptics—videos projected onto gemstones, with a magnifying screen situated in front of each. These digital glyptics will serve as ephemeral, pixilated remembrances of my subjects, as well as a study of cultural hagiography and televised mourning.
The first video in the series is Richard Prince, a study of Brooke Shields’ eulogy for Michael Jackson. Originally published online at The Best American Poetry Blog.