I Will Take You features a large black and white video projection of a dark cloaked female circling in the desert. The projection sits above an equilateral triangular floor installation of desert-like gray clay, in which sets a goblet illuminated by a triangular inset of violet light.
B&W Video Projection Description
Bursting from the sound and pattern of electronic cross-hatching, a cloaked figure stretches forward across the bright, flat desert pulling along the attached camera at the end of an ephemeral string. Mixed with the howling wind, we hear a male voice conjure the images of a dream. A dark elegant female begins her long meditative encircling. The camera pans against the sky and distant mountains, zooms close on rippling shadows across the desert floor, following her steady rotation. At the end of the wind-tense string she carries before her a goblet of water. Spiraling in, the voice of the dream returns; she confronts us before submerging in the web of electronic patterning.
The video for I Will Take You was produced in the late Spring of 1977, at El Mirage, dry lake – Mojave Desert. Additionally, the dream text was used in the performance Conjunction/Opposition II, 1977
B&W video projection (approx. 10′ x 8′) 13:42 mins., featuring Aysha Quinn – repeated, with poetic text and sound, voice over – John Sturgeon. Black room, white projection surface, gray clay floor installation – 9′ equilateral triangle, goblet with water, triangular violet light inset, 2 speaker & amp sound system. Solo Exhibition – “Two Video Installations” – also included As Above, As Below.
Originally created January 1978, Long Beach Museum of Art, L.B., California (re-created in 1984 for Video: Retrospective, Long Beach Museum of Art, 1974-1984 (Part II), LBMA, Long Beach, CA