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



Small File Media Festival
Online and in person at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Aug 10-20, 2021.
Category: Portrait of the Artist as a Small File
Award: Best Cat Video


Andrew Northrop, State of the Festival: Bite Size Methodologies - The 2nd Small File Media Festival, Mubi Notebook, Sept 9, 2021.