A and D Project: Dotti Cichon, 2013

When combing a secondhand store for inspiration, I found a box of lace doilies that said “jellyfish” to me. I set up them up in an installation with a video projection of ocean waves on organza. They spun in the breeze of a fan and cast mesmerizing shadows. Look closely and sometimes it seems as if the shadows are magically spinning in the opposite direction of the lace jellyfish. Jellyfish are the oldest multi-organ creatures on earth dating from 500 million to 700 million years ago. Resurrecting old lace doilies so they don’t become “extinct” conceptually corresponds to survival of jellyfish species and our work which deals with changes over time.