REALLY LONG RAINBOW, 2017

James Huckenpahler
REALLY LONG RAINBOW, 2017
video projection, dimensions variable

REALLY LONG RAINBOW is a machine that absorbs images from the communal reality of Gazette photos, as seen in low-res JPGs of high-school sports, assisted living facilities, groundbreakings, policy wonks, engaged couples, restaurants, civic infrastructure, weather, and so on. These cross-generational images of the routine, cyclical, and habitual are dreamed into a collective, lurid, liquid-crystal hallucination. Always on, but never repeating, the machine creates a light painting built upon layers of unconscious rearrangements, substitutions, reversals, and impositions leaching into each other in a photo/neural/electrochemical soup.