hydrodome - Prichard Art Gallery



150" x 240" x 240"
wood, hardware, thermoplastic, digital media

Digital video footage of light reflecting off of water in nature is projected onto a geodesic dome screen. The translucent skin of the dome captures the video projections while allowing light to filter into the center of the structure. The geodesic architecture of the screen stretches and distorts the footage. A series of video clips between 2-3 minutes in length display the textures and colors of a variety of locations- most of which are sites that humanity has created or had a heavy hand in redesigning. At these places (behind dams, in dredged ports, or in irrigation canals), new ecosystems have developed along with new ecologies.

Memories are faded and distorted. The timelessness of water's motion is tempered by the uniqueness of a moment.