"Doom! Doom! Doom! Something seems to whisper it in the very dark trees of America. Doom! Doom of what? Doom of our white day." D. H. Lawrence (1923). Studies in Classic American Literature, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (p.146). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. DARK TREES is a large site-specific multi-screen video projection presented at the SiTE:LAB venue in the 3500 sq ft chapel space. This project was filmed on location of the former Grand Rapids Christian High School (1931-1972) and Kent County Social Services Department (1973-2009), and explores the complex and charged history of the site. This project is a collaboration between artist Paul Amenta, SideCar Studios (Josh Tyron & Raleigh Chadderdon), and actor Joe Anderson.
- Art form: Time-Based
- Depth: variable
- Medium: video projection
- Width: variable
- Year created: 2018
- Height: variable
About Amenta + SideCar Studios + Anderson
Paul Amenta is an artist and the co-founder of SiTE:LAB. SideCar Studios is a Grand Rapids-based full photographic and motion house dedicated to new creative work. Joe Anderson is an actor and the founder of the Don't We Boys and the Comedy Project.