warmth of phenou (installation-totenbäume)

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installation – totenbäume (On M. Heidegger’s Building, Dwelling, Thinking) (2011)

“Installation: totenbäume” was a year-long project that incorporated a site-specific sculpture/video projection. For sculpture materials, I went out to the Cumberland river and gathered driftwood and dorky looking tree branches to initially make a sculptural “graffiti” under a hidden staircase by the school library. Later on, I got an opportunity to make a video piece that was recorded from the site and eventually projected onto the sculpture and the site. The subject, totenbäume or dead tree, is a reference to both the materials used and the concept derived from Martin Heidegger’s “Building, Dwelling, Thinking”.