Batty Cave 2010

From the Gallery Diet press release

The stark, wailing tones of the artist’s voice punctuate a desolate landscape in the 3-channel video installation Batty Cave. Folklore, conjecture and a Dust Bowl aesthetic evoke a narrative of tenderness and desperation. Filmed on a desert mountain where two men, expecting a flood of Biblical proportions, build a dusty ark, the piece tells a story of ecological doom, escapism and partnership. On one screen, the artist’s hands form pictograms with scraps of rusty metal, broken glass and chipped rock. Creating a densely layered tableau of imagery and sound, a narrative is teased out of the monuments to folly left in the barren landscape.

PBS interview about Batty Cave

Installation shots at Gallery Diet and video stills: