The Sculpture Makes the Viewer Revolve Around Itself
A hand-held camera focuses on big heavy steady objects: ship anchors, dock cleats. Projected on a thin sheet of mica stone, the image is stabilized such that subjects of the videos remain fixed on the screen. The frame jumps around as is must to accommodate the film-maker’s hand. The thin stone screen sways in the gentle breeze as people pass by.
This video installation toys with our conception of stability as a function of mass, material, or use. In doing so it reveals the explicit visual and optical relationships that we have with ideas and ideologies: ideas about strength, permanence, and knowledge.