Michele Horrigan Back
A Very Reliable Performer

Photograph, video (duration 5 minutes)

A Very Reliable Performer gleans its title from a postcard caption of Geyser, an active hot water spring in Iceland. Playing with expectations of touristic consumption and fulfilment, this artwork sets up a theatrical relationship with Geyser, as a video loop constantly waits for the spring to erupt high into the sky. An accompanying photograph offers such a proposition to keep the onlooker intrigued, yet their interest is seemingly never rewarded with a moment of climax.