Dominique Edwards

Burst, 2011

Video, 3:24
Projection 3m x 3m

Three silent video projections depicting the burst of a weather balloon run simultaneously in a dark interior. The footage, shot with a high speed video camera, depicts a sequence of bursts; each sequence fades in from black to reveal a large, white, weather balloon. The balloon remains still for anything between 15 seconds and one full minute. The burst reveals a momentary structure reminiscent to that of a chest cavity or a ribcage. The shards gently make their way out of the frame, taciturn, as if choreographed, and exit into the dark, seeming to fall into the space itself. Each burst is different and produces a white powder residue that rises, falls and fades into the background.


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