473 Inches at 60 Frames per SecondWade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen
The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
473 Inches at 60 Frames per Second was a site-specific sculptural installation with reference to the Wisconsin Glacial Episode, a glacial period that left Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin covered with numerous lakes and rivers. At the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen created a two-part artwork that consisted of a glacial ice sheet made of textured white kraft paper and a time lapse video. The two works were physically and temporally downscaled to human scale. The sculpture was created in a way that the final stop-motion documentation read as if the glacier was advancing over a stone canyon made of brown kraft paper. The time lapse video shows the paper glacier advancing at a rate of 473 inches at 60 frames per second, a metric that shifts physical scale and time, from glacial to human.