J Rifka/D Dibble
Sunspot Videos
J Rifka, D Dibble, 2012, 2013

Judy Rifka and Daniel Dibble’s recent collaboration, Sunspots, takes the viewer on a journey from the stellar depths of space to a sprit-infused Manhattan sunrise. The Sunspot works recall Rifka’s 1980s sound and video collaborations, such as her nightclub installation, Slap Pals. In this new body of work, cutout paper Monsters – video doubled in a "Rorschach" pattern – are brought to life via Dibble’s expert editing and evocative sound work. Insectoids dance to the accompaniment of otherworldly chirping, while a bifurcated heroine, animé-like, summons a zen sunrise.

-Alison Pierz