In India in 2008, I pioneered an art form that lies at the threshold of video and painting, merging screen and surface. I made a painting using layers of ice, pigments and other materials supported in a shallow small rectangular dish. Once complete, the piece was propped on an easel with a video camera in position, the shot cropping out the edges of the container creating ambiguity of scale. The continuous single shot captured the process of the piece melting and disintegrating. This exercise with durational video informed by my training in painting became a cornerstone of my artistic practice.