Head in the Clouds

2016

Screen Installation Work

Head in the Clouds, 1:31.

This work is in response to Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work Home Movie. In this piece, Weerasethakul is representing the experience of a “cave-like ritual where people gather to simply take in the light.  It is the most primitive form of cinema back when stories were imagined from a blaze.” (Kick The Machine 2016).

The work is beautiful and elegantly simple and this caused me to think about how, like the fire, the world can often appear comfortable and threatening at the same time.  However, if you strip the complexities away, you are left with that same untouched beauty.  This concept drove me to create a work that represented one of the more most basic getaways in life – staring at the clouds that decorate the sky every day. 

An act reminiscent of childhood invites you to interact with the work and take a moment to just stop, watch and wonder.

Installation View 1

Installation View 1

Installation View 2

Installation View 2