Murray and I are currently in Athens, Greece installing our exhibition What We Loved and Forgot at Qbox Gallery. What We Loved and Forgot is a single channel video, a large-scale photograph and a site-specific video installation exhibition.
In our studio in Providence, we built three large lilies from yellow plastic to create the set for the photo and video. For the installation, we are making three lily structures out of wood and white heat-shrunk plastic in the gallery space. Using pieces of the original flowers from the set as a starting point — like shards of an ancient vase used to form a modern-day recreation in a museum — we are building a reconstructed version of the original flowers. These new hybrid lily structures create an alcove that the audience can enter to see the video and photograph.
The opening is on Saturday.