Time Enough

January 6 – February 19, 2011

Opening Reception January 6th, 6pm-9pm


Time Enough explores a distant relative named Dean and his collection of home movies shot from 1946-2006. After months of sifting through 104 hours of Dean’s footage, Mackin began editing a series of short videos, trying to understand and reason about the materials at hand. Throughout the Dean series, Mackin is attempting to distill life-long phenomena into brief, precise and intense cinematic moments.


In 1962, Dean got a zoom lens. For the video titled Zoom, Mackin chronologically stitched together all footage involving a zoom movement. Shown in fast motion, this piece produces a fast-paced and highly fragmented narrative of Dean’s life from 1962-2006. This is just one example of how Mackin’s work explores how Dean persistently recorded 60 years of his everyday experiences, capturing his entire life cycle.


This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


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