Messages in Bottles
a video sculpture
dance improvisations by Rulan Tangen
glass, steel, walnut and video
10.5″ H x 13.5″ W x 5″ D
This video displays light dancing on a Hudson River Valley stream in upstate New York combined with images of a Native American dancer. The dances of light, water, and woman are beautiful, but they portray a dangerous beauty. The stream is very polluted and symbolizes man’s destructive impact on the environment and Indigenous cultures.