I55 South (Interstate Astronomy)
3 Min, 40 sec
HD video with sound
The video for this piece was captured while returning to St. Louis from an exhibition opening in Grand Rapids, MI. The basis for this piece is to adapt techniques used in astronomy to create a situation in which artificial city lights emulate stars and other astronomical events. The distance between myself and the light source, interruptions caused by other objects and vehicles, as well as rain droplets on the passenger side window provide the texture for within video. The audio created for this piece is captured using radio stations that have been set just out of tune. As in astronomy light and radio waves inform what is in the universe, how it is moving, it's distance from us, as well as it's origins and age.