Lauren E. Cunningham
ARTWORKS
ABOUT
STATEMENT
BIOGRAPHY
EXHIBITION HISTORY
PRESS
TEACHING
CONTACT
2017
Scorched Earth

2014
Hope

2012
Tomorrow
LIE
Relief

2011
Under Construction

2010
Rope
Circumstance
Knife
Deep Seat
Focus
Window
Conveyor
Chaos
Purge

2009
Graveside Performance
Echoes
Philosopher's Room
Push
Curiosity
Portrait of the Artist

2008
Locus
Burst
Untitled (Bird)
Coil
Shell
Hearth

2007
In-Between
Cairn
Untitled (Broken)
The Source
Dipoint Cascade

2006
Hole-punch Collage II
Hole-punch Collage I
Bronze Combs
Comb Curtain

All images © Lauren Cunningham 2018
Artworks
Chaos
2010
Video (2:35 minutes)

Chaos is a surreal video that juxtaposes nature and the work environment. The scene opens with a slowly-spinning view of a grassy field on a bright day. The field is then partially obscured by the legs of a woman wearing black high heels and pacing across a wood floor. She almost looks to be walking on the grass; however, her lateral movement does not completely align with the field's rotation. The illusion is further betrayed by the sound of her shoes clomping on the wood floor.

As the video progresses, more pairs of identical pacing legs are layered over the field until it is completely obscured. The legs walk increasingly faster, and at their climax, the storm of clattering shoes sounds like rain falling on a roof. Gradually, the legs slow down, diminish, and fade away, and the sunny field reappears. The video ends with a return to the calm of nature.
Still / Video