Excerpt of 18:31 minute 4K video, 2014
Commissioned by the deCordova Museum for an exhibition entitled Walden Revisited in 2014, In the Roaring Garden involved the creation of floating camera obscura, to record a video of the landscape as it is projected upon a 1:5 scale model of Thoreau’s cabin reimagined as an artist studio. In the resulting video, a projected image of the landscape moves slowly over the interior of the one room cabin illuminating the walls, furniture and tools within the space. Over the course of the 18 minute video, trees, clouds and sunlight animate these objects as the sun rises and sets creating virtual days and nights as the larger cabin moves around the pond.
Interview with Dina Deitsch, curator of Walden Revisited in Art Journal