Cycle of Revenge
This work consists of a single video screen mounted inside a metal frame, with a small piece of black electrical tape dangling from the top. The screen displays an animation of a simple cube interacting with a virtual continuation of the tape. Like children whose play has gone stale and seek out a fight, or lovers whose attraction fades to boredom and then outright hostility, the cube and tape our characters whose relationship is laid bare. The cube jostles the tape, first gently but then with increasing spite until the tape is torn. But the tape is renewed and gets its chance at revenge, rolling the cube this way and that, then finally sending it spinning off screen. The animation repeats indefinitely, as do so many cycles of injury and retaliation in the world.
is infinite does it matter?
Cruelty that’s casual is the most disturbing of all.
We make our own memories, ring by ring, until the day comes when we,
too, are uprooted.
element among its geometric ones.
sprinkle a bit of this or that, and you can cook up whatever
But even in darkness threads of light are visible, in paper and ink.
that produces towers like melodies in a set of musical variations.
A true hands-on experience…
instead of scaling the walls from without, doesn’t mean
you’re any less of a beast.
Payback takes on a life of its own, ceaselessly feeding upon itself.