STACKS 10 minute HD video loop https://vimeo.com/58135435
The centerpiece of MATTER OF FACT is a video projection called Stacks in which a shift-clad figure piles an impossible number of white plates, cups and bowls atop a small table. Her head is always out of view, and the clatter of her activity heightens the tension of watching this precarious pile grow. Inevitably, the table collapses under its weight in an explosion of sound and porcelain shards. Other sculptures, video and installations in the exhibition share this video’s mood, channeling the unrest in our culture at large. Domesticity is broken; materialism, and the style of domesticity dependent on it, is at the root of the housing market crash in 2008. The plates, the material of this debris, evoke heaps of bones, long neglected.