JILL FANTAUZZA

BIRDS & BOMBS BLUR SPACE

Birds & Bombs at the Wesley New Media Center at Georgia Tech

Bird & Bombs is a blur space built from the light of projected video footage from the 1991 Operation Desert Storm mixed with flocks of birds and the reflections and shadows of visitors. These are projected onto suspended panels of translucent fabric which both reflect the imagery and allow it to pass through. The changing light from the sudden movement of the bird's wings and the flash of bombs creates a shifting, unstable architecture which viewers, their images, and their shadows move through.

Visitors alternately become trapped in the maze of imagery, manipulate the images by stretching the panels, or join the imagery by spontaneously participating in the projected scenario. Sounds of exploding bombs mix with the flapping of birds' wings and the scratching of the panels by visitors.

Exhibitions

Wesley New Media Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, 2003

 

A visitor in the blur space

A visitor in the blur space

A visitor in the blur space

A visitor in the blur space

An onlooker

An onlooker projected into the blur space.