Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

Installation at Southern Oregon University, 2008

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

(detail)

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

(detail)

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

(detail)

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

(detail)

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

Installation Detail

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

Installation Detail

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.

Gone to Seed

Video Documentation

Gone to Seed is an extended panorama depicting a quintessential American Main Street. Central to the image is a rear-projected video performance of a solitary character watering a barren landscape, a nod to the historical panoramic theaters that inspired this piece and the way they situated the viewer at the center of the urban expanse.

Transplanted to a rural setting, this panorama surveys a landscape wherein the conventionally picturesque panorama and the balance, hierarchies, and absence of imperfection that characterize its form are disrupted by the disorder of rural decline. Under the weight of the entire composition, the lamentable performance is transformed into an opportunity for recuperation.