Last month, Tomiko Jones, featured in this month’s Curator’s Eye, “Tomiko’s Floating World,” transformed a water detention facility in the Bel-Red subarea into a work of art using video projected onto three sail-like screens arranged around the structure, intensifying the viewing experience using the water’s reflection and different perspectives created by the concrete boundaries and landscape.
Last year, Jones produced a short video, La Traversée, that also combined features of the natural with modern world. Though only a few minutes, she builds an immense amount of tension as a moth tries to free itself from a spider’s web through sudden cuts, black screen time and energetic music that mixes electronic music and Spanish guitar.
It’s only a little traumatic to watch. Read her artist’s statement about the project at 17 Days Video Series.