HDTV 4-channel video installation, 2016
scale variable, pictured dimensions: 12′ x 30″
riverthatflowsbothways is inspired by observation along the banks of the Hudson River in Greene County, NY. It is composed of intimately observed and gradually changing images that create an immersive experience. Abstract in their appearance, the images convey the movement and luminosity of the river without offering views or realistic representations. I use the surface of the river as a giant watery lens that assimilates reflection, color, and pattern. riverthatflowsbothways creates a contemplative space that lengthens one’s sense of time and evokes feelings of wonderment and comfort but also conjures presentiments of destabilizing undercurrents.
Composer Scott D. Miller’s score for string ensemble is a series of variations on a hymn-based chord. Each channel plays as a separate non-synchronized loop. In continuous play, any combination of all 4 channels will not repeat for 7 years, 4 months, 3 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes and 17 seconds.
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