Western Round Table is an interpretation of a meeting held in 1949 on Modern Art in the Mojave Desert. A group of men from art, literature, criticism, music, science, philosophy, architecture, including Marcel Duchamp, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gregory Bateson discussed contemporary artistic practice, its modernist legacy and modernist future. The exact location of their meeting is unknown. Western Round Table is an enigmatic monument of this meeting and articulates what might be its source material within an abstract outside of space of time.
The two projectors are facing each other on a small plinth that raises them slightly from the ground. They speak/start processing at the same time, projecting loops of clear 16mm film that sit on top of them like hats and carry optical soundtracks of feint chimes (one base, one melody). The light of each projector?s bulb throws the silhouette of its opposite large onto the gallery walls, their shadows looming like characters.