Cyclical was a study born of revisited childhood memories and reflection on the coping mechanisms used as a child. Video games as means for escapism was something I observed often in my younger brothers as we steadily faced the new and painful realities of living as a broken family. The digital gaming world became a real place to escape to, but relying on this place doesn't heal the emotional damage lingering in a child's being. Anger, escapism, and isolation become a cyclical experience. The 3 channels of Cyclical represent a sister's stagnant connect to her male kin, a brother's a growing internal conflict, and the distracting digital place we often escape to.
Actor: Charles Johnson
Cyclical as an Installation
Installation on display at the University of Wyoming's Art Museum for the 2017 42nd annual Juried Exhibition. Recipient of the David Reif Sculpture Award
Sample of the film shown as an installation. Installation piece is intended to be played on a continuous loop.