This work sample contains documentation of the work as installed at the Brooklyn Public Library as part of the BEAT Festival in September 2012. It also includes a short, two-channel mock-up of the work itself.
“Atmospheres & Accidental Ghosts” is a two-channel video and sound installation, which randomly reconfigures and activates a perpetually shifting selection of media drawn from the artists’ work and obsessions. Relying on chance and coincidence, this at times unruly and unpredictable piece generates elliptical narratives and enigmatic visual juxtapositions, as the computer continually scans for something elusive, scrambling restlessly through data in an attempt to search for patterns or meaning. Upturned sinking ships, flashes of color and light, shuffling playing cards, a dancer’s looming face, fragments of text, and spectral mirages meld, collide, and shimmer, in a ghostly aura of moving image montage.