Archive for ‘2000’

10-Collision-Machine-no
Collision Machine no. 08
2000
oil on canvas
68 in x 68 in

9Collision-Machine-no
Collision Machine no. 07
2000
oil on canvas
68 in x 68 in

8-Game-Painting-no-6,-oil-o
Game Painting No. 06
2000
oil on canvas
30 in x 30 in

7-Game-Painting-No
Game Painting No. 03
2000
oil on canvas
30 in x 30 in

Manos-Unidas,-acrylic-on-pr
Manos Unidas
2000
acrylic on prepared concrete
108 in x 156 in
(commissioned mural in rural Dominican Republic)

[watch Interior of a Minute]

Interior of a Minute
Optica Montréal (2000)
YYZ Toronto (2003)

Five or Six monitors are attached to the ceiling of the gallery in a large outward facing circle. Each monitor runs a loop of a performer standing on his/her head counting from one to sixty. However, in the editing process the performers heads are inverted so the gravitational pull of the headstand appears to be pulling them to the ceiling. What’s more, I have edited the video so that the characters count forward, then backward, then forward so that they never actually reach the end of their counting to sixty – thus remaining stuck inside the eternal minute of this absurd view of the performers. The effect when one enters the gallery is simply a barrage of numbers being called out. It is only when the viewer focuses on an individual monitor that they realize the scenario.