Object Impermanence III
Object Impermanence is an ongoing site-specific installation. When this installation is shown, a new painted tile is placed on the stand with ice on top at the beginning of each day for the duration of the exhibition. These hand painted tiles directly reference real physical tiles from a site that is historically significant to the location of the exhibition. As the ice melts, water alters or washes away part of the painted tiles. The tray below collects the water and the runoff from each event. A video camera, installed above the stand displaying the painted tile and ice, records and projects a live feed of the action directly onto the exhibition space's floor at a scale approximately the size of the original site’s floor. Afterwards each tile is displayed on the wall with its predecessors. For the project's most recent exhibition location, Washington, DC, the tiles are based on the floor tiles of the Library of Congress.