1994 | 12:06
Space Splice is a form of conceptual architecture that could only be realized in video. Forward motion and edits connect interior volumes shot in The United States, Europe, and India. The viewer experiences unimpeded movement through a network of hypothetical spaces.
“Space Splice affects a transformation, rendering corridors, passageways and tunnels in new ways… McElwee creates an imagined architecture that builds to a dizzying peak.” – Jess Learner, Curator, Long Beach Museum of Art
“In Space Splice, McElwee’s fish-eye lens steadily wanders among countess settings as he creates a new folded space that advances in time, stretching out into infinity.” – TL Reid, Afterimage
“Watching Space Splice is like watching Bach.” – Peter Rose, Filmmaker