Untitled #125 (Hickory)

2009-2011

HD video with 5.1 surround sound, edition of 3 + 1 AP

duration: 7,200 minutes

Untitled #125 (Hickory), 15 minute Preview 2, Stereo Sound from Josh Azzarella on Vimeo.

The source for the work is a 6 minute and 30 second scene in “The Wizard of Oz” from the moment we first see the tornado until the moment when Dorothy passes into color and is greeted by the Good Witch. I’ve employed the same obfuscation process previously used in works such as Untitled #s 3,4,36,45 to slow down the segment to 5 days – the approximate amount of time Dorothy is in Oz.

This work extends a moment of transformative transition (Dorothy’s journey to Oz) to envelop the entire time of her experience. Just as dreams which realistically occur in flashes of seconds in our brains can seem like hours or days, so Dorothy’s hours of unconsciousness take on a five day journey of transformation in Oz.

Josh Azzarella: Untitled #125 (Hickory): 2009-2011

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