Van McElwee

Equilibrium

a video installation

A huge machine gently destroys a building while simultaneously, another machine reconstructs it in reversed time. The building is devoured as it is vomited into existence.
On two screens, staggered video loops trace a jagged helix through time. 2000.

Direction, production and primary postproduction by Van McElwee on all works.

These animations describe a set of monitor installations that were shown variously in the US and Europe in the 1990's and 2000. Venues include: The Kitchen in New York, Gallery Trabant in Vienna, Argos Gallery in Brussels, Art Amsterdam, Art Brussels, Scope London, Art Frankfurt,  The International short Film Festival in Lille, France, KunstZurich, Switzerland, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and St. Louis University Museum of Art.