The original idea for Almanac was to make a diary or « book of hours » that would reflect on my father’s life, and his passing. I chose a format concentrating on marking time: the 52-week calendar, the equinox and solstice, the punctuation of the beginning, middle, and end, etc. While the graphic and symmetrical imaging of sacrificial altars, movie screens, and deco lighting propose an odd symbolic orientation, the pairing of projected platonic shapes and Dore’s images of Dante’s journey, allow different ways to engage with the world. A mock-up stage is set for a tragic/comedy — a guide through the everyday and the visionary.
March 2, 2015