Make a Wish 2009
Sculpture, video and sound installation.
A three-channel video projection, Make a Wish combines images of thunderstorms and water with an accompanying soundtrack of voiced concerns to envelop the gallery in an electrical storm of uncertainty. Watery surfaces spill with a myriad of visions that form a layered collage of contemporary troubles. Mixing real and virtual imagery, Dumas creates multiple points of view that redefine domestic, political, ecological, social, and economic ideas.
Three video sequences are synchronized to form a loop of 8 minutes and 15 seconds a piece:
A three channel video, sound and sculpture installation.
Make a Wish is composed of: three 46” diameter x 12” (height) galvanized steel elements. Their surfaces act as screens for projections coming from the ceiling. Mirrors are adjusted to reflect details of the images above each element.
A different event appears in each container: Waves shows coffee being stirred while radio extracts list the words most heard on the news since the events of 9.11; Economist Soup deals with social turmoil and the difficulty of assimilating all that is happening; and Maison uses a child’s nightmare of a house being flooded and invaded by sharks as a symbol to combine recent economic and ecologic events.