The motion after-effect, the "waterfall effect," is something I've been thinking about a lot and looking to use. Waterfall as a metaphor is strong for me. I began thinking about it years ago in terms of my work, and have been kicking it around for a while. There's two big projects I'm thinking about... the first is a room with a 4 wall moving looped projection that creates a moment of visual fatigue, ensuing in a momentary visual hallucination when emerging from the room and then looking immediately at a static image. I'm working on it.
The second is a moving, looped projection of a waterfall onto a wall of ice that would be shown outdoors, in winter, in Anchorage, AK. Just looking ahead to when global warming shifts it all up there. Actually, there's many reasons why I think this piece would work, vision and memory and desire all up in the mix, but the implications of global warming are pretty strong. I think it would work as a site specific piece and as a secondary piece comprised of documentation that's descriptive of the site-specific installation.
Alaskan Waterfall on Ice Wall- Rough Sketch
Above is most certainly not how the projector would be set up, this is just the most basic description of showing "projection."
The wall, which should be between 2 1/2 and 3 stories high, should be constructed out of clear blocks of ice.
The melting of the Furtwangler ice wall is remarkable.
"The glaciers of the Furtwangler ice wall on Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, are retreating rapidly. That loss could add to the already heavy drought burden facing those who live near the mountain."
Why don't I have unlimited money to just make shit? Son of a bitch.
Coming up: my dreams of making:
Alaskan Solstice Portraits
LA Etched Glass Map
Billboard Specific Work