Stroboscopic images producing afterimage "Polaroids"
in the viewer's ocular internal camera (persistence of vision).
This piece is an intimate and simultaneous double portrait of
an incredible man and of us, explored through our desire to
identify and our need to capture the essence of greatness in
a personal photograph.
The viewer enters a completely darkened space to find their
periphery engulfed with the extreme slowed down moving image
of Evel Knievel mid air in a motorcycle jump. He is submerged
by the bomb blast flashbulbs of the audience member's cameras.
warning the image flashes and the viewer finds themself alone
standing in complete darkness. Audio fragments play of Evel
Knievel speaking candidly about himself. As images flash out
of the darkness an afterimage of Evel suspended mid jump is
imprinted temporarily in the viewers eyes. Each viewer takes
their own photograph with their eyes creating the most intimate