Sine Wave (the curve of life), 2011
Mixed media installation
Installation with two fabricated free standing curved projection screens (wood, masonite, hardware, white paint), two video projectors and mounts, two amplified speakers, and computer configured for two channels of HD video playback (color; mono sound)
Projected images: 36 x 64 inches [91 x 163 cm.] each
Overall screens: 84 x 64 x 40 ½ inches [213 x 163 x 103 cm.] each
Edition of 5 + AP
Sine Wave is derived from a single uninterrupted recording of a glass of water (half empty/half full) that stands at the end of a flat aluminum bar or plank. The location is a natural setting of lush trees and plants at early dawn. During recording the bar was counter balanced and rested on the artist’s shoulder. Since the relative positions of the glass and camera remain the same, the glass doesn't move from the center of the frame while the landscape moves behind it and is also refracted in the glass. The second image is the same but delayed. Depending on the direction of the panning movement that switches back and forth, the channels alternately switch in time to "correct" and maintain the semblance of a continuous panorama across the two screens. Each screen is slightly curved, one concave and the other convex, further resonating with the shape of the glasses. The doubling theme is reiterated by the inhaling and exhaling sound of the artist's breathing throughout the work.
“Cutting Corners Creates More Sides,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL, May 25 – July 2011.
“Living Here,” KTD Monastery, Woodstock, NY, October 15 - December 4, 2011.
"Gary Hill: Glossodelic Attractors," Henry Art Gallery, March 31 - September 16, 2012.
“Aloidia Piorm,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington, January 16 – March 1, 2014.
“Gary Hill: Depth Charge,” Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan, February 26 – April 30, 2015.
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Durbar Hall, Kochi, India, December 12, 2016 — March 29, 2017.
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