The rhythm of clapping hands, the repetition of images in equally timed segments: We are lulled and seduced. Like any other high functioning receptor, the human brain is indiscriminate about what it picks up. How then do we resist the seemingly benign when we're mesmerized by it in spite of our better judgment?
Sally Grizzell Larson lives in Philadelphia. Screenings of her video works include 11° FILE (Electronic Language International Festival), São Paulo; Berlin International Directors Lounge; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid; Time Film Festival, Lausanne; Athens Video Art Festival, Greece; ArcheTime Film Festival, New York; NewFilmmakers NY, Anthology Film Archives; National Museum of Women in the Arts' Festival of Film and Media Arts; and the Toronto Urban Film Festival, where her video Axiom was awarded "Best in Category: The Medium is the Message" and Third Place overall. Her video Certain Women was awarded "Best of Festival-Experimental" at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival in 2006.