That Which Holds Promise, 2003
Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS
Participatory Installation: the exhibition is composed of audience-participatory works surrounding the notion of wish making. The central element is a video projection of glimmering water projected onto the floor which suggests a Wishing Well. Floating in the water, a woman appears, who seems to be the Keeper of the Wishing Well. Surrounding the well are hundreds of clay pieces shaped in various forms: dear objects, animals, a letter, or an abstract shape; the forms have resulted from viewers' participation when asked to make a wish with fresh clay and leave it on the well. Another station provides viewers with a piece of gold leafed paper to write a wish, roll it and insert it into an existing hole in the carpeted gallery walls.
Participatory Site-specific Installation. Multiple Media: video projection on floor, white earthenware, gold leafed paper, marker to write, hair, carpeted walls bumps.
Dimensions Variable, room size.
Visitor writing a wish onto a piece of gold leafed paper (left); wish inserted into an existing hole in the carpeted wall (right).
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Photo credit: Darin White