The Thief of Mirrors, 2013
SYNOPSIS: Originally commissioned by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the panoramic, projected image is created using six overhead projectors and three video projectors, all registered together on one wall, to depict the image is of a figure lying in a baroque interior, before a shattered mirror in a pool of blood, holding a blunt instrument. Two of the overhead projectors are interactive, and the animated gestures and gender transmutations are activated by the viewer. The viewer chooses a slide to determine the gender of the mirror’s “victim”. At another projector, the viewer chooses a slide to determine which abbreviated horror film that is projected in the shattered reflection. Original Score by Greg Goldberg (The Ballet)
Learning to Breathe Underwater and House on Fire, 2010
SYNOPSIS: 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 three video projections and five 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. House on Fire uses 3 overhead projectors to create the image of a large box of 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. Original Score by Greg Goldberg (The Ballet)
A registered projection originally exhibited at agYU. 3 overhead projectors and 1 video projector register to create the image of a skinless figure holding the flayed skin of a man (projected through water). A reproduction of a magic lantern slipping slide affixed to one of the overhead projectors is used by the viewer to animate the figure, and move a second, female skin over the figure.