Tower to the Electrical Empire

Construction/Video Installation

Inspired by Vladimir Tatlin's Monument to the Third International, I built my own tower with different kinds of light-weight metal anchored to the ceiling. Thinking about machines and systems I designed this dystopian structure and projected a video I produced over it to introduce motion, intensity, and imagery. The video comprises of footage I took of metal, tools, construction zones, and machinery, supplemented at the end with YouTube footage of a volcanic eruption and machines in an auto factory.

Approximately 14 ft. by 14 ft.

The video begins dark, with a sudden spark of electricity. Intensity increases, with imagery of physical and digital machinery mixed with electricity, fire, and explosives gradually building, to an explosive ending.