2009 - 2010
A found copy of Bunte Illustrated dated 4th November 1964, containing a feature on Jackie Kennedy post JFK assassination photographed as black & white slide reproductions. Presented as a timed projection, an endless loop is created of the magazine. The original magazine is also included in the installation, weighted down and concealed by the slide projector.
An image of the box from a Kodak carousel tray is projected at actual size. Each slide lasts for 60 seconds taking 80 minutes to make a full rotation (a Kodak carousel can hold up to 80 slides). With each new slide, the box rotates by a small increment.
80 different Kodak products were photographed in daylight as close-up slides so that a solid plane of colour fills the frame. Owing to the inconsistency of Kodak's iconic yellow (Pantone 123) across its product range, the slides were then able to be ordered from dark to light so that a clear progression in hue takes place as the carousel rotates. Programmed to begin at sundown, each slide lasts for 6 minutes meaning that an entire rotation of the carousel takes 8 hours. The installation switches off at sunrise.
Two identical Kodak SAV slide projectors synchronised to activate the slide change mechanism every 30s.
Collider (after Earl and Horace)
Based on a timing exorcise developed by Bluegrass banjoist Earl Scruggs and his brother Horace. 'Collider...' sees two musicians beginning a song together in a central location within the exhibition space. Once the tune has been established they then move away from each other continuing to play. As their random paths around the exhibition take place, the space between them collapses and expands; at times accentuating their relationship, at others compromising through being unable to hear each other. 'Collider...' is a meditation on time, timing, repetition and rhythm.