Crown - object, live feed video, projection, 2015

 

Crown is a two-part video installation.   A bird’s nest is fixed flat against the wall making it incapable of fulfilling its original protective purpose.  While a viewer investigates the nest, three cameras, discreetly fitted into the chandelier above, are filming them.  In another part of the gallery, the live feed video is projected from the ceiling onto the floor below.   The three projections show a bird’s eye view of an audience member in a moment when they might be contemplating the fates of the onetime inhabitants of the nest.  This starts a cycle of observation that can only be fulfilled when multiple audience members enter the space.

 

All content ©  2015 Emily Ward Bivens; all rights reserved.