REREFLECT is an installation piece made for the one night exhibition Let There Be Light at PVCC in Charlottesville VA on 12.14.2012. The animation in the oil drum was filmed in Paris in September and October of 2012 as part of the Near and Far Project. Using Fowler-Nordheim tunneling, two short video clips of reflected light on the river Seine and on a sidewalk in the rain were brought to Charlottesville. The final image loop was presented in an oil drum to mimic fire, combining light and water.
The original video images that form this animation were made in Paris in memory of Jack Lyle, a mentor of two project backers who asked me to find out more about his teaching in Paris, and about his untimely death there. We are still trying to identify his burial place and confirm the date of his death as 1978 or 1979. Although there is a scholarship in his name, the school in Paris where he taught has refused all communication about him, as have his former colleagues, for reasons unknown. This installation is dedicated to his memory.
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