Pastoral Universe (installation)
In this immersive installation the viewer is placed within the piece looking out: out into leaves, branches, into space; planets, stars, moving/living orbs, everything outside of us, and therefore everything inside us, too. At it’s center seems a soft, marshy environment / reflecting pool with an ever-changing fluid surface. Looking up, it references the tree that is absent from the space. It references the universe as a whole, cellular activity, and what Shawn refers to as ‘particle space’, which is formally dots, but relates to decorative, “charged” space in Medieval and Renaissance painting.
The piece consists of a mirrored terrain, 2 suspended projectors and a 1 channel video loop with sound. View the video loop at the bottom of this page.