In Everything and More, US astronaut David Wolf narrates his experience of looking down on Earth from space and the sensory disorientation he experienced on his return.
Accompanying Wolf’s disembodied narration is a visual collage that mixes galactic imagery with scenes shot in a neutral buoyancy laboratory where astronauts prepare for zero gravity, and footage of ecstatic crowds at an electronic music concert. The film’s galactic scenes were achieved with basic materials: milk, food-colouring, oil and water manipulated with an air compressor. In Everything and More, the micro and the macro, the sublime and the ordinary, are treated in much the same way. By projecting the film on to a fabric screen against a vinyl-covered window – which during the projection becomes alternately opaque and transparent – Rose creates subtle shifts in perspective and a form of sensory disorientation that brings us closer to Wolf’s own.
Rachel Rose (b. 1986, New York) lives and works in New York.
Everything and More is part of The Infinite Mix exhibition.