St. Petersburg Times
Intellectual Economy, 2002
Intellectual Economy comprises of two simultaneous video projections on opposite sides of a suspended wall displaying me busting my head through a wall. Along with the two video projections, two walls of 5" x 7" video stills capture forty-nine frames from each video representing the monotony of the act. The selection of which stills to show was purely a mathematical calculation. This entire process was very Sol LeWitt inspired where I completed the algorithm. The installation conveys a metaphor for the thought process of creating art. The front side view of the rupturing wall echoes the process of birth and challenges the notions of illusionistic space. Breaking through the wall from one side to the other illustrates that art is not easy. While this rupture occurs on a two dimensional surface, the positioning of the projections allows the act to appear as if it is actually happening. The viewer is able to walk around this suspended wall and watch my progression. Once the wall breaks, the art product takes form illustrating the construction and deconstruction of the art process.