A Machine To Release One Burst Of Confetti Gradually Over The Duration Of An Exhibition

2011, confetti, motorized conveyer belt, scaffold, stanchions.

A conveyer belt topped with confetti is programmed to run imperceptibly slowly. At a rate of roughly one flake every five minutes or so, the confetti trickles to the ground, with the entire 'burst' piling up on the floor two months later. An exuberant moment is drawn out to absurd lengths, leaving us to question whether or not such gestures of enthusiasm can sustain themselves over time.

Installation view, Papier Montreal Contemporary Art Fair, April 2015.
A component of Papier Projects, curated by Natasha Chaykowski, in conjunction with Jessica Bradley Gallery.