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Folly of the Wise (2008)

The Folly of the Wise (2008)

Installation at Johansson Projects, Oakland CA, 2010. Part of  The Velveteen Order  (with Keer Tanchak)

Installation at Johansson Projects, Oakland CA, 2010. Part of The Velveteen Order (with Keer Tanchak)

Starring Thomas Walker.

“The Folly of the Wise” is a digital video projection in which the only ‘real’ element is an actor portraying an 18th century military officer. All other elements, including sets and other characters in the video are represented by hand made props, from black paper silhouettes to papier mache puppets. Power relationships, fantasy and the framing function of technology are explored in this piece.
Projected onto a wall, “The Folly of the Wise” is to be viewed through a series of black paper scrims hung from the ceiling that depict woodland foliage and trees.