Passage is inspired by the Japanese rock garden Ryoan-ji in Kyoto, Japan and it’s questioning of linear time and commonly accepted notions of reality. For Passage, Beck and Calvo weave these conceptual ideas into the installation using video projections and experimental sound compositions to create a bridge from the ancient rock garden to contemporary concerns about embodiment, memory and life cycles. Passage, which encompasses 1500 sq. ft. of the ISE gallery, is composed of 4- video projections, a surround sound audio and 3-tons of white marble chips. The videos and sound run a continuous 10-minute loop, which the audience can engage with at any point in the cycle.
installation, 1,500 sq. ft.
4-channel video, 3-tons of marble chips, surround sound