live video projection, recorded video projection, Cheetos bags, mirrors, wood, model train, wireless surveillance camera
Watching Wildlife was a video and sculpture installation that spanned two rooms of The Workshop, an event/solo exhibition which consisted of several temporary, interrelated installations and projects in a converted Dallas warehouse. The Workshop included installations from 2011 as well as projects from 2009-2011.
Watching Wildlife consisted of a square mirrored mountainous landscape, illuminated by a projection of the PBS documentary series ‘Wild America’. The landscape, made from inside-out Cheetos bags, had a model train that circulated through it with a wireless camera on one of its cars. The wireless camera relayed the mirrored landscape to a large video projection screen into another room, ‘The Workshop,’ in which a DJ mixed samples of the ‘Wild America’ soundtrack and Marty Stouffer’s voiceovers with dance beats.