Through the intentional displacement of significant amounts of library books from an educational institution (UCLA Arts Library), the piece exposes the under-used books available to students by recontextualizing them in an art gallery. The piece challenges viewers to reassess the historic value of books and libraries by checking out a bookcase-worth of books for a week. By wrapping the books in gold paper and placing a barrier around the bookshelf, they are stripped from their inherent function as a repository for information, highlighting the shift of books from a referential purpose to a reverential one.
On the Topic of: UCLA
The goal of the present video was to animate a painting–sometimes referred to as: kinetic painting. As the title would suggest, the original painting is done by Sam Francis. The visual is played with a cut version of Time by Hans Zimmer from the movie Inception.