Special Things

2006, Sculptural video installation with flat-screen display.

Special Things presents images of a utopian childhood complete with cavorting lambs and chiffon rainbows. These are rendered in fragments across sixteen small hanging sculptures. Each consists of a miniature scene, a small video camera, and a mirrored word emblazoned across the front of the sculpture. On a nearby screen, images of the sixteen scenes and their related captions are rapidly inter-cut by video sequencing software in an ever-changing pattern created by a computer algorithm. As the sequence of the words changes, the piece creates new sentences and shifts meaning between text and image: "The children feel special today" can become "Special children feel today".


Exhibition History

SPECIAL THINGS / SCARY THINGS, 2007, Galerie Guy Bartschi

SPECIAL THINGS/SCARY THINGS, 2006, Fringe Exhibitions