Rodney Graham

Coruscating Cinnamon Granules

1996
This work documents sparks that Graham created by sprinkling cinnamon on the surface of an electric cooking element before turning it on in darkness. The artist describes it as “a glittering mini-spectacle that resembles a constellation of stars that appears before one’s eyes after a mild blow to the head.” Graham explains that the “film is intended to be projected in a cinema bearing the dimensions of [his] own modest kitchen.”
Title
Coruscating Cinnamon Granules
Date
1996
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
16 mm b/w silent film loop, 4:00 minutes, projector, screen, cinema seats, kitchen-sized enclosure
Dimensions
enclosure: 305 x 460 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1999
Accession number
40085