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Ignite no. 1

Pat Padua

Mitten's Movie Titlers

A brief history and demonstration of the use of Mitten's Movie Titlers, a set of plaster letters originally intended for home movie enthusiasts in the mid-twentieth century. The artist hand-sets these letters to forego the convenience of PhotoShop and twittering, immersing himself in a method of communication practiced by generations past, as a means of communicating with generations present.

About Pat Padua:

Pat Padua bridges high-brow and low-brow to form a distinctive American pan-browism. He hears the voices cry out from the Western Canon to Justin Timberlake, and, with an arsenal of optical tools ranging from disposable message cameras to the sharpest Hassy glass, he coaxes out the voices with a visual acuity akin to shamanism. "A talented, if quirky, photographer," in the words of the Washington Post, Padua has exhibited his work in San Francisco and Baltimore, as well as in his home town of Washington DC.

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