On View at Laney Contemporary in Savannah, GA until June 9th, 2018
A time-based multimedia installation, Smoke & Mirrors physically manifests a frequent, and recurring, political and environmental dialogue taking place on Twitter. Each time a tweet containing #smokeandmirrors’ or #climateaction posts online, billowing clouds of fog immediately stream through the gallery’s darkened and mirrored environment, obscuring one’s ability to see across the room. Appearing as white projected letters, the text of these tweets oats nebulously through the air onto the mist while also reflecting onto the surrounding mirrors. Lingering for a moment until dissipating into obscurity, this action repeats dozens of times an hour on average, mimicking the short-lived relevance of any singular tweet among the 350 million that are posted every day.