Following the failure of my zinc plate I have decided to display cloud release on a monitor. This method of display has the advantage of highly saturated colour and visceral movement- both qualities that will compliment the rock.
trial install solution
I have a very particular space, with a very particular object already placed within it so I am looking for a solution that will create the right kind of dynamic between these two works.
There is an argument in favour of presenting cloud release in a very minimal way that enhances the ‘lightness’ of the film and establishes a language of continuity with the rock. There is a lot of sense to this method, especially in terms maintaining visual clarity for the viewers who will come to the show.
However, my gut instinct is that this approach does not allow associations to gather naturally but imposes them, flattening the work by making it too easily readable. Further to this, a monitor cannot readily be made into a ‘light’ object since its own form is so dense and electronic. This is where I was hoping my zinc plate would come in.
Having tried out the alternative solution above, I have concluded that it is not a successful one, even though the tension it provides does suit my work. The result is that cloud release is competing far too much with the rock by trying to emulate it in such an obvious way. It is also seems impossible to work ‘with’ rather than ‘against’ the space, given that I have only a tiny wall space and a very large window at my disposal.