It Will Not Be The Same, But It Might Be Beautiful

On view projected on the museum façade daily from sunset through midnight

 

It Will Not Be The Same, But It Might Be Beautiful is a multimedia project by artist and researcher Nina Elder investigating change by focusing on objects that have been exhausted by use and transformed by time. The video component of this project, produced by Michael Conti, is a 3-channel installation centering around puzzle stones, rocks that have been shattered by rapid temperature shifts and retreating glaciers.

As human hands collect the broken puzzle stones from the landscape and then try to put them back together, the video becomes a meditation on the idea that what remains - even amidst environmental collapse - can inspire wonder, help people to understand the past, and embolden resilience in the future.

This work was made possible through the support of the Speranza Foundation and the National Performance Network