White flour, white clumps of clay, gradually forming animals. One of them reaches the end of the table, or the edge of extinction. Projected in the flour/sink is footage of embryonic salamanders.
White kettle affixed to wall; looped video projection.
Frying pan with milk. Projected onto the milk is footage of Ham the chimp, the first hominid launched into outer space.
Two monitors, two eyes, and a microwave, with toy kitchen inside.
Fridge, toy tank. In the freezer, footage of humans, polar bears, and arctic landscapes.
Pot, earth, worms, and video of a woman on a gurney. You can see her breathe if you peer into her little coffin.
You see your face projected onto David’s, to the tune of 18 pop songs telling you you are beautiful.
Dishwasher, books, circuit boards, laptop, and Google. Filtered knowledge. REVIEW Walking into Francesca Talenti’s Genesis: Mishaps in the Kitchen is like walking into a warped fusion of science and technology with your average kitchen… Using actual-sized appliances, small-scale sculpture elements and video and audio presentation, Talenti’s alternative kitchen asks big questions… Each installation intersects life … Read more
Principal Investigators: Francesca Talenti, UNC Communication Studies Greg Welch, Research Associate Professor, Computer Science, UNC Audio: Darryl Dunn, composer Madison Bullard, UNC undergraduate student Animation, 3-D: Marc Russo, principal animator, NC State graduate student Matt Harris, modeler, UNC undergraduate student Charlie Hicks, modeler, UNC undergraduate student Fish simulation: Chiung-Yi Tseng, UNC Computer Science graduate student … Read more
The work is immersive and quite pleasant as you are surrounded by the soft blue tones of a simulated underwater environment. Therein, sea creatures wander about seemingly at random as a minimalistic soundtrack plays in the background. The projections seem random, that is, until you see your fellow audience members holding and waving about strange … Read more