Slide Show, 2007

Graphs describe relationships between two things. In my video piece "Slide Show" (2007), I use images of slides that appear to be graphs to allude to classic/archetypal relationships in graphic descriptive data.

In one image two slides back to back allow the two participants to slide away from each other while graphically depicting the normal distribution. Another slide starts out nearly horizontal and appears to collapse heading straight in to the ground which graphically might depict the concept of diminishing returns.

In a roughly 2 minute video loop a series of about a dozen of these graphic concepts flips across the screen. As the viewer watches the sequence of images, one's consciousness alternates between the implications of a describable graphic data relationship and the implications of how that particular slide would work. Quickly the image is understood simultaneously as both graph and a slide thus combining the two conceptual implications of the work.