This video was one of the works in UNDERNEATH IS BEFORE at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland Ohio, January 29th - March 25th. UNDERNEATH IS BEFORE was a site-specific installation with Geologic Cognition Society which explored the salt deposit in the Great Lakes region by creating an immersive salt chamber (among other elements).
This video was looped and projected on a twenty foot wall as part of a multi-sensory experience that recreated the sensory conditions of the Silurian sea that covered the region over 300 million years ago. In three iterations this video moves from active ocean to static body of salt, much the same way that the salt deposit was formed through successive periods of evaporation and sedimentation.
UNDERNEATH IS BEFORE was made possible with generous support from the Ohio Arts Council through special project funding, and through sponsorship from Cargill Deicing Technology, Cleveland Mine.