Give Them Distance is a projected video and mirror-sculpture installation that explores the paradoxical coexistence of entropy and the infinite. Created from hundreds of slides discarded by a university Earth and Planetary Science department, the looped video animates a journey from Earth, through the solar system and space, returning to our planet via fallen meteorites. The accompanying audio is the degraded sound from a super-8 film, Walt Disney’s 1979 sci-fi “The Black Hole.” A mirrored infinity box sculpture juxtaposes the video. It becomes activated when a viewer peers into it, reflecting the exterior space in repeating form and placing the viewer and space in a sense of continuum. The aim of the installation is to point to the challenges of comprehending the cosmos and what lies beyond our perception.

preview of Give Them Distance video

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