Palimpsest

cropped-myk_mak1.jpgThis site-responsive five-channel video work was made specifically for Bookless, a show in the empty downtown Madison Public Library. It featured five synchronized 20-minute looping videos projected floor-to-ceiling on all sides of the room, intricately choreographed to relate to one another. The loops were composed of hundreds of clips extracted from films that feature scenes with librarians and libraries. Existing features of the exhibition space–cubicle dividers, window curtains and a service window–were used to build texture and layer the viewing experience, bringing a sculptural quality to the projections.

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