Beauty

Video and photographic installation, assisted by Meredith Petrie
2008-2012

This project is a video diptych of two single channel dvds projected side by side. The videos are two simultaneous recordings of a single landscape scene reputed to have the most beautiful sunset in the world. The left shot is of the caldera streets filled nightly with people. The right shot is the sunset they are watching. As the video plays, the sun sets, and the people respond with loud applause, clapping for beauty – either because they are visibly moved or they feel obligated to.