Installation, 25′ x 17′. Algae, paper, plaster, soil, concrete rubble, and single channel rear-projection video loop, 63 min., 2006.
Resurgency is composed of a field of ovoid-shaped biomorphic forms that seem to have erupted from the concrete flooring in various stages of growth, along with an animated video projection of similar entities. The work alludes to the unrelenting cyclic regeneration of the natural world, regardless of humanity’s ambivalent attitude toward it. The time scales suggested by the various elements are indeterminate –the video’s movement is sporadic while the forms seem frozen– acknowledging time as another part of the natural environment. The cave-like atmosphere suggests a primaeval fecundity with a damp, earthy smell.