While She Waits for the Light: Video
1:31 min., HD video
While She Waits for the Light is a single-channel video, a site-specific video installation, and a series of photographs.
Based on the painting The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius (1486 ) by Carlo Crivelli, a man walks in a red grid that contains household lamps. He picks up a lamp and passes it through a window to a woman who is dressed in white and is in a white corridor. The woman stacks the light on a shelf, and plugs it in. The shelf then begins to move backwards through the corridor to reveal another window. Outside this window is an office where a couple is engaged in a conversation, oblivious to the lamp now waiting on the window’s ledge. The soundtrack is Send the Light (1890), sung by Helen Dunkin, Murray McMillan’s grandmother, and her Baptist church in Dallas, Texas.
While She Waits for the Light: Photograph 1
84” x 40”
While She Waits for the Light: Photograph 2
84” x 40”
Click here to see the project fabrication process.
Christie Newman King
Fannie Mae Curtis
Mary Francis Stroud
© 2009 Megan and Murray McMillan