Passage is inspired by the Japanese rock garden Ryoan-ji in Kyoto, Japan and it’s questioning of linear time and commonly accepted notions of reality. For Passage, Beck and Calvo weave these conceptual ideas into the installation using video projections and experimental sound compositions to create a bridge from the ancient rock garden to contemporary concerns about embodiment, memory and life cycles. The videos and sound run a continuous 10-minute loop, which the audience can engage with at any point in the cycle. The installation was used for a series of performances by different artists.
installation, 1,500 sq. ft.
4-channel video, 3-tons of marble chips, surround sound
Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo