Cauleen Smith

NTSC
Thu Oct 11, 2007 - Sat Nov 17, 2007

In a dazzling, multi-layered exhibition of video, sculpture and drawing, Cauleen Smith investigates deeply embedded cultural assumptions and provides surprising insights into the consequences of those assumptions. Smith examines one of the most quoted speeches in American movies (from the classic film, Night of the Hunter; the NTSC (a committee whose compromises resulted in there being no uniformity of color on North American television); and asks what must video as a medium trade off for its accessibility, its immediacy, and its affordability? (A lot!)

NTSC officially means National Television System Committee, the analog system used in North America. In film circles NTSC stands for Never The Same Color emphasizing the mediums biggest fault.