Alana Riley, Ceremoniously, three-screen video installation
In this 3-channel video installation, Alana compiled footage of audiences and crowds applauding, cheering and giving standing ovations, sometimes loudly. Such gestures are usually reserved for performers, athletes and people who have done something that calls for an approving collective response.
Alana writes: “In this piece, I am examining these rituals while directing the gaze toward the viewer. By projecting large-scale videos with sound on three walls of the darkened gallery space, the viewer is visually confronted and bombarded at the receiving end of these collective emotive gestures.”
Video here: http://www.alanariley.com/portfolio/projects/ceremoniously/