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A Collection of Slow Happenings



2016
video and sculpture installation
video durations variable
dimensions variable


 A Collection of Slow Happenings explores the codependent pairing of entertainment and waiting. Vehicle headrests with built-in video screens placed on stands are arranged in a cluster similar to a waiting room. Each screen displays a super slow motion video shot in 960fps depicting unexciting and subtle movements. 

Objects normally reserved for entertainment, and passing time quickly (on long drives), have been repurposed to illustrate the existential reality of spending time focusing on a small display screen. Slow motion in commercial films and videos is a tool used to expand dramatic events and high octane action scenes; I have applied this effect on anti-climactic moments like shots of a bush, the sky, and a walking tortoise.