PROJECTION

medium: two-channel video; stereo sound
date: 1996

Projection is a video installation in which two video landscapes occupy the same surface, in an ongoing power struggle to define our relationship to the natural landscape. The large projection is a re-constructed nature video with a constant audio track and fleeting images of mundane urban landscapes, corporate icons and underwater footage. The small video is static, real time footage from Badwater in Death Valley, 250 feet below sea level.

The voice over was re-recorded from an edited script, taken from several nature video programs on underwater sea life, and then digitally re-mixed. The narrative episodes continue in a seemingly related fashion, though never achieve the closure of a story, as they remain in perpetual anticipation.