When the Hard Rain Falls
Three Channel Video Installation (Silent), Seamless Loop, Dimensions Variable, 3 48-60" Flat Screen Monitors / floating screens, installed parallel to the ground, Media Players On the surface, When the Hard Rain Falls references catastrophic natural disasters involving the unpredictable nature of water, that have occurred across the world in the recent past. These occurrences are not only continued reminders of the concerns of global warming and the unavoidable effects of climate change in an aggressively changing world, but also evoke the escalating violence in the developing and developed world, amidst the race for economic development. The broader conceptual context of When the Hard Rain Falls recalls episodes of deliberate violence and inexplicable aggression exercised by people upon one another, for which there seems no foreseeable resolution. Thus, while a literal reminder of the repercussions of our continued disregard for the natural environment, the ‘Hard Rain’ references our aggression towards our human environment, reminding us of the violence we enact, cloaked in the defense of the so-called preservation of freedom.