Sarah Rara presents Air Quality a new video work that examines transparency, filtering, and the double image. Air Quality playfully returns to age-old questions: is it possible to think two thoughts at once? Is time symmetrical? Is fire alive?

The video is an array of interwoven images-- transparent stripes spiral in California sun, a burning candle displaces time, a toxic red hand spins a circular stone, colored smoke explodes against a hot pink backdrop… Air Quality studies how filters both organize and scatter light, connecting this physical process to the clear / unclear transfer of information.

Single channel video, 2012
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds
Sound by Luke Fischbeck