Spark Gap

On view in the Museum Window September 13-December 21, 2013

Conor Peterson
(American, born 1982)
Spark Gap, 2011
Digital video with sound, 4:05 loop
Courtesy of the artist

Investigating the space between the synthetic and the natural, Peterson digitally reconfigures footage of a thunderstorm so that the lightning follows the thunder-clap instead of the contrary. By reversing the order between this natural phenomena, Spark Gap suggests the persistency of the sublime even as nature is substituted for a computer algorithm.