Le vol à été découpé

/ (sectioned flight) /

3d view of installation

2 slide projectors, hanging mirrors, heat from projectors

I try to give movement to a specimen.

The moths have been pinned and photographed but because of the energy at the heart of the slide projectors they can now fly.

Their images however, smear, melt and sometimes break into pieces as they pass along the walls. The moths can't keep their previous form but drift on the walls like phantoms.

Two projectors are placed on a room's diagonal. A double-sided mirror hangs from the in front of each lens. The images are reflected by the mirror to the wall.

In their effort to create light from electricity, the projectors give off heat and thus heat the metal of the double-sided mirrors. The mirrors, always hotter on one side than the other, heat the air on their hot side more than on the shaded side. The hot air pushes against the mirrors and causes them to spin. The mirrors appear to spin by themselves leisurely in one direction then other.

Download a short animation of this installation:
(best quality mpeg4 ~540K) vol_decoupe.mpg

If your system can't read mpeg4 videos try:
(mpeg1 ~884k) volaete-big.mpg or
(mpeg1 ~404k) volaete-sm.mpg



FIAF Crossing the Line 2010

/Farm City Fair/

Sept. 12, 2010 (11am-5pm)

The Invisible Dog Art Center

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Bergen St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream as part of this year's Crossing the Line Festival


Free Store

/NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Feb. 19th and March 20th

99 Nassau St.

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Wall St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream at the opening and closing of the Free Store


/Unnatural Acts and other illicit thoughts about nature/

Jan. 2-15, 2009

Broadway Gallery

Small quick show in a venerable downtown institution

Peekskill Project08

/PET Project and NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Sept. 13 - Nov. 23rd 2008

Peekskill, NY

Miwa is installing some PETs on the piers and will be serving a new flavor of NY Flavors Ice Cream for 2 days at the opening

Working Space 08

/Curated by Tatiana Arocha/

Aug 2 - Sept 20, 2008

Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space

Artists employing a wide variety of media, from AAI's Rotating Studio Program, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. Curated by Tatiana Arocha


/Summer Invitational/

Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2008

George Adams Gallery

A New York Flavors Ice Cream performance at the opening of a show called "Cool" at the George Adams Gallery in Chelsea. Miwa will be serving a new New York Flavored Ice Cream "34th St Herald Square" (kimuchi !).


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