An underwater lava explosion shatters an ice sheet into a field of smaller ICE FLOES. The heat from the eruption reanimates dormant microbes that propagate quickly in their newly warmed habitat. A few spark up randomly, ramping up to an all out struggle for life. An obscured battle that happens below the surface, suggesting new life after the cataclysmic event. The visual content is a generative animation of 3 factions at war. "Whatever is not me, I consume." Consume or be consumed. The point source of the projection becomes the obscured sun. This is a three part struggle for turf, for life; the underlying level in a world of three dimensions: ocean floor, ocean surface and sky.
The ice floes hang in a wedge pattern, a few feet out of reach, overhead of the viewer. Each floe has strings tied through holes in its points, tied to a very long central supporting string, suspended from a catwalk 40 feet overhead. The string shadows create geometric patterns. The floes catch the light and their edges glow. They gently spin with the air currents, reflecting multiple translucent shapes The projection points downward and is visible on the ice floes and through them, to the vast floor below.
Materials: Hand cut and sanded acryic, string, particle animation, projection.