Wave, 2005


Created for the exhibition Bit Memories at the Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Glass, monofilament, video projection.

Wave plays with the notion of time as it catches an ephemeral moment and stills it, makes it tangible. What was once a wave of liquid curling in a glass sphere is now the sphere’s broken bits held in space. The glass bits are transformed into the wave the bowl once contained. Projected onto the glass bits is the throbbing light of a video of an ocean wave crashing again and again. Both the video and the glass are caught and held in time, in a moment of transformation.

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Wave, 2005 description | video
© Catherine Widgery