There Is Only This Dark

There Is Only This Dark 2016-04-21T21:23:36+00:00

Project Description

Site Specific Video Projection (2016)

10 minute (looping)


There Is Only This Dark is a collaboration with sculptor JoAnna Commandaros that fills the enormous St. Gilles facade in the Hall of Architecture with projections of plaster sculptures coming to life. Using ultra-slow motion video, time is arrested and small gestures are isolated, as cracks form and bodies break free from their hardened shells.

April 19, 2016
Carnegie Museum of Art
Pittsburgh, PA


Director: Aaron Henderson
Production Designer: JoAnna Commandaros

Performers/Painters: Benny Blanco, Nicole Hall, Allie Luther, Grace Magyar, Nina Renna, Jean-Paul Weaver
Camera Assistant: Sarah Keeling

Special Thanks: The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Undergraduate Studies, the University of Pittsburgh Office of Research, Luke DuBois, Reiko Yamamoto, Nina Young,  Golan Levin and the Studio for Creative Inquiry.