In a dark room, a tiny point of illumination floods onto the floor revealing handwriting written in light on a bed of powdered graphite. The room is smokey, making every beam of light as visible as strings.

In a dark room, a point of illumination projects onto the floor, revealing handwriting on a bed of powdered graphite.

The room is smoky, rendering the light as long filaments. 

White handwritten text projected onto a black background. It is a letter written from a mother to her daughter, describing her feelings about her illness.

White handwritten text, projected onto a black background.

A close-up of the handwriting illustrated by the light. The strings of light appear to come off the ground. The room is hazy.

Close-up of the handwriting, projected on a bed of graphite. The room is hazy.

Cascading strings of light.

Beams of light.

A hand is reaching out, interrupting the beams. On the skin, you can read the fragments of phrases: "learned had a malignant."

A hand reaches out, blocking the beams of light.

On the skin, fragments of a phrase are visible: "learned," "had a malignant."

A detail of the light striking the ground.

Video of installation.

Digital projector, powdered graphite, black fabric curtains, fabricated ceiling tile, fog machine
2018 | Dimensions variable
Images: Ben Orozco