Crystal (loop) – Gareth Spor (USA)

Crystal Loop (Pollyanna) is a brief video loop with audio. The video and audio are modified appropriated clips from the 1960 Disney film, Pollyanna, concerning a young girl who brightens the lives of a town’s gloomy citizenry. The scene we see in this video is of the main character producing a rainbow on a wall by dangling a piece of cut glass in a window and the bewildered responses of herself and an older woman. The loop in question is the conceptual loop that occurs when one produces a phenomenon, observes that phenomenon and is then put into another mind-state as a result. It is a feedback loop where one’s consciousness creates a form in order to alter itself. It is both the subject of my artwork as well as a reflection of my artistic practice.