A2O (Ache to Owe)
A2O (Ache to Owe) honors the invisible and subtle ways water is animated.
There's a speaker underneath the table the glasses are resting on. During daylight, it sporadically plays loud sounds of falling objects, the vibrations subtly animating refractions of light. At night, an animated projection of spotlights pulsate through the glasses, charting the water's movement in gas form above its liquid self. The water is from the first snow of the 2015/2016 winter in Chicago.
The traumas of Flint, Michigan's water crisis were becoming widely known while I made this. This piece was a kind of altar for the sanctity of water.
All images from its installation in Wild is the Wind, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL.