THE FOUNTAIN

2011

Single Channel Vertical Video 03:03 min

The Fountain is based on a dream I had, which I then executed as a video during a residency in Connecticut. The tree acts as a metaphor for the cycle of life which begins in water and ends in the heavens.

By Tami Katz Frieman, Curator: 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 renowned Fountain, 1917, a work similarly centered on a decontextualized object with a new significance in an artistic context.

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