Caustic Series #1

Jocelyne Prince

Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus (1999-2000)

Installation

house windows, vintage projection screens, light

installation: 3x9x9m / central structure: 1.5x1.5x1.5m

Old house windows are reconfigured to create an icosahedron shape. Each window frame, besides being altered, is coaxed to subject stress onto the interior pane of glass. The entire shape slowly rotates on a disco ball motor and a pre-cinematic effect is played out on the vintage projector screens that line the periphery of the space. The phenomenon of reflected light (caustic surface reflection) reveals the critical stress points as they roll by on the screens. (see also Caustic Series: Caustic Poster)

The barely visible goings-on of the stressed glass hopefully hints to the insidious cause and effect of stress on our lives and bodies. Though negative connotations surround the notion of stress, the imaging of material stress through light offers clarity and beauty.

 

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:: INSTALLATION VIEWS, DETAILS & VIDEO ::

Jocelyne Prince, Caustic Series: Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus, installation view, artist's studio, Fall River, MA, 1999. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Caustic Series: Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus, installation view, artist's studio, Fall River, MA, 1999 [2:04]. Video: Paul Litherland.


Jocelyne Prince, Caustic Series: Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus, installation view, artist's studio, Fall River, MA, 1999. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Caustic Series: Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus, installation view, artist's studio, Fall River, MA, 1999. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Caustic Series: Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus, installation view, artist's studio, Fall River, MA, 1999. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Caustic Series: Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus, installation view, artist's studio, Fall River, MA, 1999. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Caustic Series: Disco Ball for the new Millennium - AKA Caustic Virus, installation view, artist's studio, Fall River, MA, 1999. Photo: Paul Litherland


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Jocelyne Prince

Disco Ball for the New Millennium - AKA
Caustic Virus
(1999-2000)

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