Phyllis Famiglietti

Phyllis Famiglietti founded Figments Editorial after 10 years of editing news and documentaries at NBC. Phyllis edited director/photographer Bruce Weber's feature documentary Broken Noses which won an IDA Documentary Award. She's edited numerous commercials, documentaries, web videos and music videos including the video for the Pet Shop Boy's Being Boring, which won Music Week's Best Video of the Year. 

Clients

Banana Republic, Barneys, Vanity Fair, Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani, Levis, Versace, Estee Lauder, Hasbro, Playskool, UJA, Habitat for Humanity, PBS,

 

Artist Statement

As a film and video editor I'm continuously putting images in order. What I'm able to do with collage is experiment with disorder in a very palpable and tactile way. I get to play with appearances and assumptions of consensus reality by mixing and layering pieces of imagery with the disposable detritus of our culture.

In much of my work, food packaging, toilet paper rolls and paper bags are mixed with photographs and polaroids.  Recently, I've been making historic reference to instant imaging by cutting out that very image inside a polaroid photograph and experimenting with the frame itself.  By divesting the frame of it's original photograph, I can play with newly created tensions of shape and form, both inside and outside the polaroid frame.  Juxtaposing this 70 year old cultural icon with dismantled shapes and images, the frame becomes a window of disrupted expectations.