Transience

Alice Pixley Young's avatar Alice Pixley Young

Transience is a shadowplay installation using video, lighting and silhouettes to create an immersive experience.Floor to ceiling hand-cut paper scrolls depicting a burned forest landscape perform like theater stage flats creating a surreal space with wall-sized projections of forest fire footage alternating with flocking birds. Through atmospheric shifts of programmed theater lights, one light on a rotating base will cast lacey, tree branch shadows on the walls. The project at UICA is a much larger exploration of environmental fragility that grew from work exhibited at 21c Museums in Cincinnati and Louisville and Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival.The project was developed around Yellowstone’s regeneration of lodgepole pine after fire damage and uses U.S Forest Service footage. This large installation partners with the more intimate Will You Miss Me When I Burn (in adjacent space), which uses ash wallpaper, a kiln cast glass hand mirror with forest fire footage.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: dimesnsions vary based on installation
  • Medium: mixed media, sound, light
  • Width: dimensions vary
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: dimensions vary