A Room With the Walls Blasted to Shreds and Falling
A Room With the Walls Blasted to Shreds and Falling is a non-narrative videotape shot entirely in and around central Ohio. This tape was shot over a two week period but means to document a “day” in the life of the Midwest—it begins at swim team practice at 8:00am and ends after midnight in the parking lot of an all-night grocery store. It is a series of idiosyncratic sequences which suggest a certain sense of extreme in the gestures of the everyday. A man waits for his flight in the airport. A teenage girl walks through her sub-division to meet a friend. An older woman washes her hair in the sink. A young boy sits on the floor playing video games. A plane flies overhead. Clouds shift. Cars move across the overpass. A grocery store is open all night.
The soundtrack for this piece includes work by contemporary minimal composers from the United States and abroad; Stars of the Lid, Autopoieses, Brokeback (Doug McCombs of Tortoise) Jon Leone and Kit Clayton
This piece was commissioned by The Institute of Visual Art in Milwaukee WI, as part of a solo exhibition. It was included in a three-person show at Sara Meltzer Gallery in New York, it recently screened as part of the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center and is included in Video Jam at the Palm Beach Institute of Visual Art. Additionally this piece will be featured in an upcoming article by John Bowles for Art Journal.