Fugit Hora: forget me not (2001)
Wood pedestal, plexiglass screen, internal rear video projection
“Fugit Hora” means “time flies” in Latin. I found this inscription carved on 17th century Puritan gravestones in New England, usually surrounding the grim image of the “winged death head.” In this piece, the black lectern offers an imaginary place from which to speak and be heard. The book shape that forms a projection screen suggests the acts of both reading and writing. These sculptural metaphors provide a platform for projection of several repetitive cycles: the clapping games of young girls, a folded paper fortune teller, rocking, writing, filling and emptying, buttoning and unbuttoning, closure and disclosure.