THE FOUNTAIN

2011

Single Channel Vertical Video 03:03 min

In The Fountain, a crane uproots an old pine tree from a pastoral lake and slowly carries it up in the air. The tree constitutes a Romantic metaphor for a state of being uprooted and of migration, detachment and homelessness. The work alludes to Marcel Duchamp’s renownedFountain, 1917, a work similarly centered on a decontextualized object with a new significance in an artistic context.  – Tami Katz Frieman, curator