Jenny Herrick  |  Creative Capital Project Proposal

"The Circumference of the Earth"

24-hour loops, proposal for a two-channel video installation


"The Circumference of the Earth" is comprised of two, 24-hour, single-take video projections in which cameras are pointed skyward from antipodal points on the globe (Quito, Ecuador and Pekanbaru, Indonesia). A single day’s worth of footage would be captured in real time, tracing a line around the Earth. I envision this piece being displayed on two large, opposite walls; each projection would naturally be offset by 12 hours so that when it is noon in one, it is midnight on the opposite wall. The sounds from both night and day are heard simultaneously as the viewer is asked to contemplate the simple action of the Earth's rotation within this vast universe.

installation view

diagram of video/performance

three clips from footage

The Project 3: "Limits of a Function"

2 hours, 53 minutes, single channel video, 2015


Below are clips from a video in which a single sheet of paper is folded, unfolded and refolded until it falls apart, 1 hour and 26 minutes later. Nothing specific is ever constructed throughout the single shot, and there is often a sense of uncertainty in the movement of the hands. Once the paper falls apart, the video repeats in reverse, and it becomes unclear if time is moving forward or in reverse; if the goal is construction of deconstruction. 


three clips from footage