single channel video, 3'56"
Palimpsest parses the role of a reusable writing surface in (somewhat) modern terms - a blackboard. A blackboard is a surface designed to be erased and reused, just as parchment and vellum were centuries ago.
The mutability of thought depicted through the writing, erasing, and striking out occurs on the right and left of a central constant spine. By juxtaposing thoughts from within and thoughts from without, Palimpsest poses questions about the residue and history of our thoughts as well as the transmission and absorption of information.