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Special Things

Special Things presents images of a utopian childhood complete with cavorting lambs and chiffon rainbows.

Sculptural video installation with flat-screen display.


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".

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