2016, HDTV 4-channel video installation
scale variable, pictured dimensions: 30 inches x 12 feet
riverthatflowsbothways is inspired by my observations over twenty-plus years along the banks of the Hudson River in Greene County, New York. The installation is comprised of intimately observed and gradually changing images that together create an immersive experience. Abstract in their appearance, the images convey the movement and luminosity of the river without offering views or realistic representations. I use the surface of the river as a giant watery lens that assimilates reflection, color, and pattern. riverthatflowsbothways creates a contemplative space that lengthens one’s sense of time and evokes feelings of wonderment and comfort but also conjures presentiments of destabilizing undercurrents.
Composer Scott D. Miller’s score for string ensemble is a series of variations on a hymn-based chord. Each channel (including the audio) plays as a loop of approximately 13 minutes in length.
Installation views from the Hudson River Museum solo exhibition in 2018 and Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY