Closures ©1996

Running time: 02:30 minutes, color

“Culling from her teen-age experiences, with one foot in girlhood and the other
in womanhood, Ms. Jenkins recreates the predicament of youth in her work.”
Elizabeth Hayt, The New York Times, May 10, 1998

Closures moves in and out of a world simultaneously lilliputian and giant. Toy houses and real houses merge. Undersized objects and oversized humans collide. The landscape of the home as viewed by the adolescent - its illusion of stability, its memories, its rules, as well as the first sexual encounter and the inevitable departure, unfold before us. The house grown suddenly too small is shattered by the impact and penetration of desire.

Selected Screenings and Awards for Closures
Video Jam, Palm Beach ICA, curated by Michael Rush
Pictures Patents Monkeys More...On Collecting, ICI touring exhibit curated by Ingrid Schaffner

Moving Image: Ten Years of Video, Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY
Video Art/Video Culture at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Body Language, Robert J. Shiffler Foundation Collection and Archive, Cincinnati, OH
One on One, Art in General, New York, NY

New York Women’s Film Festival, The Screening Room, New York, NY
Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City, NJ, awarded Director’s Choice
Hybrid No. 15: Ruth & Al’s Outpost/Kitchen Bonanza, The Kitchen, NY, NY
Spliced, curated by Yann Beauvais, sponsored by Emerging Arts Initiatives, Void, NY
Dissolving the Walls: Video Artists Explore Fuzzy Logic, Art in General, NY
Selections from the New York Expo Experimental Program, The Knitting Factory, NY

New York Exposition of Short Film and Video, The New School, New York, NY,
awarded Jury’s Choice

Transmission from Babylon, The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Open Video, Artist Space, New York, NY
Video Collections, 4C Gallery, New York, NY
Alternative Museum, New York, NY
Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY (Premier)