Convalescing Camcorder and Two Cats
SD video, sound, 4.5 minutes, 2021.
A video diary about aging technology and cats. Recorded on a JVC VHS-C camcorder.
"A gentle commentary on human vanity and obsolescent culture. With the camera at floor level, Stuckey invites the human to take a step back and respect the recalcitrant wisdom of 'technologies' we abandon too hastily when they don't reflect our ideal of perfection. The big gray tabby's grave, eternal gaze looks through us toward something more eternal. So does the old VHS camcorder's patient, textured regard: demagnetization shutters it now and then, like a slowly blinking feline." -Laura U. Marks