Descent

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2013, Chicago IL

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The three-dimensional part of this piece, Descent, is a model of a bizarre flying machine drawn from pre-Wright Brothers aviation history, suspended beneath a hand-crafted helium inflated balloon. Through the course of the show, the balloon was descending along with the model. Video documentation of this process was included in the show after the descent was complete.

This piece also includes two videos. One of the videos, Un-distant Flights, shows an ordinary day in downtown Chicago from a height of 15 feet. The flow of rushing pedestrians contrasting with the statics of the pavement tiles is observed by some uninvolved eye.

Another video, Playing Frisbee During Sunrise, captures a Frisbee game which starts when the sun is below the horizon and continues until the sun fully crosses the horizon.

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