DENNIS McNULTY
lines
Billion year old carbon
Silent seamlessly looped HD video.
2011.
A video piece which emerged from research I carried out while on residency at Brown University in early 2011.

I discovered an article in the November 1969 edition of Progressive Architecture, which presents the results of some research into space-station design. The project was a collaboration between the astronautical engineers at Grumman Aerospace and architects Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde, who were designing Brown University's Sciences Library (SciLi) around the same time. The video was shot in one of the Sciences Library's stairwells.

The title is taken from a fragment from the lyrics of Joni Mitchell's performance of her song 'Woodstock' at the 'Celebration at Big Sur' festival in September 1969. The song is better known as a cover version by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Matthews' Southern Comfort (whose version was used on the soundtrack of the movie 'Woodstock').

Commissioned by The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Produced while in residence at the Perry and Marty Granoff Centre for the Arts, Brown University. The residency was supported by Culture Ireland as part of Imagine Ireland, a Year of Irish Arts in America 2011.

Curated by Ian Russell.
Image just above by Warren Jagger.
Courtesy The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage,
Brown University.

All other images are screen-grabs from the work.
Camera by Paul Rowley.