Gary Setzer

“The Recorder Suite”: video

Comprised of three short videos (Recorder 1, Recorder 2, and Recorder 3), Setzer’s The Recorder Suite, playfully approaches the otherwise complicated field of hermeneutics with a didactic feel reminiscent of children’s television programming. Featuring the artist blowing bubbles from his mouthful of soap, The Recorder Suite address the awkwardness of trying to bridge the language/meaning divide. As the videos progress, saliva gradually dilutes the soap making the artist’s task more and more problematic.