Boston Globe Review of What Stands Between Us and the Sun

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments · 2010 What Stands Between...


From Cate McQuaid’s review of our show that’s currently on view at AXIOM (through Nov 27).

For a two-minute video [edited to note that the video is actually 4:06 min.], Megan and Murray McMillan’s marvelous installation “What Stands Between Us and the Sun,’’ now up at Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, required a lot of work.

As Axiom director Heidi Kayser tells it, the couple rented an empty 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Central Falls, R.I., for a month for just $200. They built a huge platform and covered it in reflective Mylar to construct a lake, and then erected a system of ropes and pulleys to pull a rowboat across it. A small crew showed up before dawn one day to work the pulley system and make the video. They recorded as the sun rose and poured through the warehouse’s generous windows, splashing over the lake’s surface.

That back story matters, because while “What Stands Between Us and the Sun’’ is hypnotically beautiful — a world unto itself — it also lays bare all the work that went into it….

You can read the whole review here.

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