Hommage à Max Ernst - video loop 2003, reworked 2006
Hommage à Max Ernst adapts the compositional layout of the picture “Vox Angelica” painted by Max Ernst in 1943.
Considering that the duration of the video loop is only 12 seconds, the piece may be described as an “animated painting”.
Combining imagery from the natural as well as the technological realm,
my inspiration seems appropriately expressed with the words of the Vulcan alien stranded on earth:
“They’re on the verge of countless social and technological advancements. I have the unique opportunity to study an emerging species.”
The video was on display as part of the "Projections" program, Pasadena, CA,
and won a Projections award for work of high merit in November 2007.