i can only describe how it seemed was installed in a closet-turned-to-blackbox. it featured over 400 feet of screen printed silver mylar tape and a projection mapping.

the screenprinted image was of crinkled aluminum foil––a surface similar to the silver mylar tape it was printed on. the projected video was of the aluminum foil image printed on aluminum, then crinkled.

 

the final visual effect of the installation was a glistening, abstracted pattern of crinkles that seemed to either burst from the center point of projection, or come together to form that point.

 

our language does not provide us with the words to properly explain non-human, material behavior. there is a poorly-understood and vastly-understated complexity to what seem to be simple materials behaving simply. we can only approximate the way these materials function, using abstracted comparisons and loose feelings.

i can only describe how it seemed, over 400 feet of screenprinted mylar tape and projection mapping, dimensions variable, 2018

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