Coruscating Cinnamon Granules, 1996
16 mm b/w silent film loop, 4:00 minutes, projector, screen, cinema seats, kitchen-sized enclosure
enclosure: 305 x 460 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 40085)
This film documents on a single roll of 16 mm film, a lighting event performed at home and is intended to be projected in a cinema bearing the dimensions of my own modest kitchen: a glittering mini-spectacle that resembles a constellation of stars that appears before one's eyes after a mild blow to the head, created by simply spreading granulated particles of the common household spice over the surface of a spiral electric cooking element before turning the element on in darkness.