NYFA MARK Alumni
Q&A:Exterior
2010
Wood, Fabric, Drywall, Fluorescent light fixture
8'Hx8'Wx8'D
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The exterior structure to a two-room installation entitled 'Crossing:Q&A'.
The first room contained a seated young man watching a tv monitor. The video image shown was of a merry-go-round with a fixed camera angle upon the platform of this playground ride. As the background scenery blurred by, the performer rocked back and forth completely fixated upon the screen. The walls of the room were covered in architectural blueprints.
The second room contained a pitch black interior with a single monitor depicting a scene of a small worm crossing a rural roadway on a sunny day, amidst intermittent traffic. The volume was adjusted to accentuate the magnitude of the scene. Despite imminent mortal danger and literally crushing odds against its eventual success, the small creature prevailed in its endeavors. In an almost astounding documentation of its interior sense of trajectory, each time a vehicle approached the worm curled itself into a compact ‘ball’ to be pulled along the wake of air created by the car. Upon unfurling it would immediately ‘correct’ itself toward the direction in which it was originally oriented.
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