A video environment directed and animated by Greg Browe.
Three large projections flank and envelop the viewer. Across them, an ink drawn forest pans into view with a small clearing at its center, occupied by a short tree stump, a pitch colored egg, and a young cartoon boy. In Boy in Woods, this scene reoccurs five times each one separate but simultaneous. The egg bursts open at the boy's touch, revealing new contents each time. In one instance it spills out an ocean, a giant crow in another. As the piece draws to a close, the screens bubble over with activity and potential until it is all finally and inexplicably hushed at the very end. There is no closure, no clear and definitive reading of the narrative. There is just the egg, its infinitely many insides, and the young boy peering within.
Assistant Animation by: Rachael McDonald and Laura Wargo
Made Possible in part by the Albert P. Weisman Award.