Window Treatment

Upon entering the empty room viewers are presented with a 12 ft. by 18 ft. scrim panel covering a large window. The pattern of light on this surface varies with shifting environmental conditions, increasing the viewer's spatial awareness. Muted glimpses of the exterior view give way to defined patterns of the aluminum blinds that remain behind the veil. Jarring sounds of the operation of this hardware invite the viewer to consider the range of possible visual patterns and deter the viewer from considering only the decorative elements of the piece. Opposite the window a looped video shows the scrim under a range of lighting conditions, establishing a dialogue between light and image, day and night, past and present, natural and manmade.