So here are a few thoughts, I'd be quite interested in hearing what other attendees took away from the piece as well as thoughts from those who weren't able to see it in person.
- It was fascinating to watch Helix: Scaffolding #21211 transform from
- Hicks' Exquisite Corpse films, including this one, added another layer to the installation, forcing the viewer to no longer look at Helix as a stationary piece, but rather fluid. It also didn't hurt that the music accompanying this videos was exceptionally haunting.
- Watching attendees interact with Helix was also a treat, each beaker seemed to contain another treasure (including cicadas, snake vertebrae and frogs) to explore. Having this piece loom over you (it was approximately 9 1/2 feet high!) also started making you feel quite small in the face of science.
AAM New Media Specialist & CFM Program Coordinator