Friday, April 08, 2011


I have posted documentation of the installation of 2 registered projections, titled Learning to Breathe Underwater and House on Fire, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain’s Sobey 2010 exhibition. "Learning to Breathe Underwater" is a composited, and projected image of a prince having sex with a mermaid on a canopy bed. It is made using 3 video projections and 5 overhead projections. The drapery of the canopy bed is projected through dishes of water animated by fans. The viewer uses an aluminum “slipping slide” fastened to an overhead projector to activate the act of intercourse between the prince and mermaid.

"House on Fire" uses 3 overhead projectors to create the image of a large box of Kleenex tissue. A large mechanized pinwheel suspended over one of the projectors provides a never-ending billow of tissue rising from the box. There are 10 cardboard-mounted slides piled next to another projector. Each features a 2-frame, “lenticular” animation of a pattern, which is animated only when the viewer drags it across the surface of the projector. See it here.

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