Weighting Light, 2015

A stereoscopic projection of a figure that seemingly carries the weight of its own existence above its shoulders. Inspired in part by the art nouveau designer François-Rupert Carabin’s motif of women providing structural support in decorative furnishings, Weighting Light creates the illusion of the video’s content supporting the actual weight of the emitting technology. A CGI animation of a woman, standing as a mercurial caryatid, holds a shelf above her head, which supports the very source of her likeness, the projector itself. The projection aims outwards, towards a mirror that reflects the image back to the wall, producing the figure’s image.