Nocturnes

Nocturnes

2013
Dual-sided projection screen, mirrored spheres, four point-sources of light, antique window frame, arranged branches and rigging
Looped, single channel color HD video, sound and image sequence of installation
TRT 3:16

A road cuts through the woods towards an ice pond.  Large White Pines line the narrow path.  Dead branches are arranged in a gap between neighboring trees to the right of the frame.  The composition of branches are cast as shadows onto the large white screen by point sources of light reflected onto a mirror ball, gently spun.  On the opposite side a window frame with antique glass is rigged from a low branch.  Its shadow is projected in sequential bands of light and shadow onto the screen as the white fabric breathes forward and back in the midnight breeze.  The warped antique glass bends each beam unevenly, rendering a prismatic reflection unique to each individual pane of glass, changed unevenly over a period of decades.  The installation is documented by a series of 1-2 second exposures rendered as projected image sequences.