Look and Learn Parts 1 and 2 (Installation)
Look and Learn (Parts 1 and 3)
Part 1: corner Installation with double projection
Part 3: rotating mirror/pico projector, image reflected moving along the wall.
First presented as part of the Public Cinema's film program at the Big Ears Festival 2017 in Knoxville.
Look and Learn (Parts 1 and 3) is an installation that draws on imagery that excavates the visual vocabulary we use to operate and construct our daily world. Look and Learn explores the juxtaposition of two material image forms: instructions (furniture assembly diagrams, how-to manuals, safety instructions, maps) and photographs---here mainly 1950’s era school class photographs and images from photography manuals..
The instructions fight for time with the school photographs (the kind that place a group of individual students into an unforgiving grid). The school photographs suggest a more orderly time, when the instructions might actually be followed. The photographs themselves become another kind of diagram, forming barely glimpsed guides to the students’ future world. They look ahead, to the 60’s and 70’s, when the imagined order of things will be exploded.
The installation allows the viewer time to visit and revisit the imagery on a 6 minute loop. The loop can appear to change because of the double projection, as well as the images' movement across the room.