Kung Fu Montañez

Michael Dewberry

Kung Fu Montañez is a multiscreen interactive video installation that allows participants to explore time and repetition in film. Inspired by famed video/destructivist artist Raphael Montanez Ortiz’s video installation work, Dewberry applies techniques from The Kiss (1984), to extend, loop, and deconstruct perception of time through manipulation of existing films. The installation invites participants to manually control a sequence of frames, changing the speed and direction of film clips chosen from a variety of sources.