ORACLE (ANTICIPATING DELPHI) , 1999
for American Sentences exhibition
Sponsored Reality Showcase — Union City, NJ
Mixed-media Installation: Steel ladles, electric pipes, funnels, and flexible steel conduit; HVAC pipes and window boxes; beach balls; 3 portable video monitors with 3 min. video loop.
10 ft. x 16 ft. x 20 ft.
ORACLE (ANTICIPATING DELPHI) was an installation integrated into the industrial site of a former silk mill factory. Industrial venting systems along with funnels and electrical conduit and large beach balls playfully juxtapose the dreams of prosperity during the industrial revolution with prophecies sought coming through the stone floors of the oracle at Delphi. Three miniature video monitors suspended in the center of the room play looping videos of bare feet endlessly walking across a dry stone surface as if in search of the oracle.