2 Channel video installation with 2 rocks
Monoliths by Dana Levy contains within it a number of loops and dialogues between immaterial and material agents. The artist collected stock footage of colors, bubbles, lights, water etc., and then projected it, with a cordless projector, onto desert landscapes that struggle to define themselves as sources of life: the Dead Sea in Israel, or Death Valley and Mono Lake in California.
When projector’s battery dies, the aesthetic action remains only in the footage that was captured by her camera, which is now converted into the piece that you are witnessing – projected back into stone, generating new registers of life onto inert matter.
- Roxana Fabius, Xavier Acarin curators