Big Eddy Dinner, June 12 & 13, 2009
v1b3 Site-Presentation, Narrowsburg, NY
The piece that became Big Eddy Dinner began when Michael expressed the desire for an eddy-cam outside his apartment overlooking the Big Eddy in Narrowsburg.
This wish became a time-lapse video that recorded summer and fall, 2008, from the window of his home. It evolved into a recollection of wind, water, trees, and sky that defines the rhythm of nature. The recording of an evening repast took place in one shoot-dinner as a series of symbols and gestures that define a relationship, whether it be friendship, dependence, or love.
Big Eddy Dinner juxtaposes two videos that record rituals as constant and timeless as life itself, the changing of the seasons and the daily meal. Just as nature relies on the changing of the seasons to rest, replenish and nourish her bounty, so do friends rely on the evening repast to rest, replenish and nourish-the soul as much as the body.
-DiGIt '09 Exhibition Program