third beach
Melany Nugent-Noble & Trent Noble

Dimensions: 84" x 84" x 120", stone, charcoal, velum, single-channel video projection

Rising from a hearth of slag and coal, a virtual fire burns upon a large pillar installed in the middle of the gallery that rises up to meet the ceiling, on which an escalating choreography of smoke and flame is projected onto. Various sized stumps for sitting are placed around the hearth and fire, as well as randomly around the gallery space.

The projection runs a 24 minute loop that begins with subtle wisps of smoke, then slowly build a flame. The fire continues to slowly grow in size and ferocity, at times reaching to the ceiling before it eventually dies down to embers. The projection and choreography is accompanied by an ambient, hypnotic hum with the odd digitally manipulated “crack” or ‘pop” expected from a physical fire.

Beyond the direct proximity of the fire, incidental reflections of its light are reflected and bounced upon and between walls, even in the farthest corners of the space.

Lake Country Art Gallery
January 13-February 25, 2018

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg
September 29, 2018

Moon (Picnic) II was included as an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Major Partner The Forks.

More information about this work at Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is available here.

I welcome any inquiries related to Moon Picnic, which can be sent from here.

Photo documentation by Tara Nicholson.

Photo documentation by Tara Nicholson.