CREATED FOR THE SHOW PORTABLE MAGIC (5/30/2011)
WITH AUDIO BY MICHAEL DELEWSKI
Object significance is an obviously relative subject. What make an object special to one person is different than the next. By combining the elements of significance and magic, an object of complete importance can be embodied.
The object will be hidden somewhere in the apartment space; the viewer is encouraged to stumble upon the piece, and hopefully, revisit it. Hidden within the depths of a darkened closet, a video feed of a 3D rock compressing into a crystal is found. The object slowly hovers as it turns from one component to the other, and back again. Depending on when the viewer discovers the piece, they will either experience an affinity or ambivalence to the object received, questioning its importance. Assisting the video feed is a music track, coercing the viewer to feel differently about the found object. The music subtly changes: when assisting the rock, the music is child-like and muted. But when the diamond appears, the track turns into a lush accompaniment.