At Any Given Moment, Grass 2 with Burnt Wood, 2010. Video art installation consisting of video projection (22 × 19ft), burnt wood, and sound (by Drew Schnurr).
The At Any Given Moment series explores issues of perception, specifically our relationship to technologically mediated nature. In At Any Given Moment, Grass 2, the repetitive rhythm, tight cropping, and large-scale image emphasize the work’s particular organizational logic in time and space. The cross-rhythmic tensions between simple elements—a blade of grass modulated by variable speed and variable light conditions—create visual difference and reveal the patterns that one simple element produces through relationships and complex organization. This distancing approach allows us to view ourselves from the outside—as part of the representation—and thus to learn about ourselves and challenge preconceptions of our surroundings, specifically of the nature of matter.
The series is filmed with a Bolex H16 Reflex 16mm film camera and transferred to high-definition video. Video projection size: architectural scale / variable / site specific. Duration: Continuous loop.
ENERGY, group exhibition at Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, curated by Stephen Nowlin. On view from October 7, 2010 through January 26, 2011.
The Pasadena Weekly
Harnessing Energy: Art Center ‘ENERGY’ exhibit offers new ways of understanding the power in us all.
By Carl Kozlowski
Pasadena Star News
“Then in two big dark rooms on either side of the sun, artist Rebeca Mendez shows the falls and the field as photographed with her favorite 16mm Bolex, transfered to high-def video, combined with Drew Schnurr’s sound installation riffing on the noise of the water and the wind, making art of the highest order out of the natural energies of this world. "
International Business Times
Review of ENERGY
by IBTimes Staff Reporter.
Pasadena Star News
Los Angeles Times