On a Cloud
5 channel video, 30 min. and 47 sec.
On a Cloud is a multi-channel video performance and sculpture. The performance consists of Shelby lowering herself into a four foot by four foot plastic vitrine filled with water balloons. She maneuvers her body around the balloons, popping them, letting water rush out of the unsealed sides of the plastic cube. The video is shot from 5 different angles - the four sides of the cube, and a bird’s eye perspective.
On a Cloud aims to capture an imagined scenario and its unexpected results. It represents a desire to experience the entirely improbable. The work is in the lineage of artistic actions that Fluxus artists pioneered in performance art.