End of Summer, Endless Night
Single Channel Video and Sculptural Installation
This is a combination sculpture/video projection from 2006 that consists of a 4′ diameter video projection on the wall (left side) and a 4′ x 4′ charred wooden relief with electric conduit and flickering fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs. The video is projected on the wall on the left and shows the sculpture at night with moths flying around the light bulbs with the sound of crickets and the summer night in the background. Suddenly the the sculpture catches fire, causing an electrical short which breaks the circuit and makes the lights dim and go off. The fire is then abruptly extinguished by an unseen fire extinguisher and the video goes black and silent, only to repeat a few moments later. The physical sculpture is displayed on the right and has some of the bulbs missing, while others are either burned out or flickering, but is still dimly lit. The fixtures are all visibly charred and covered with recent soot.
The video is on a 1 min. loop with sound – The entire sculpture is approximately 4′ x 8′ x 1′.