blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


ADAPTATION SYNDROME  |  Painting in Contemporary Image Culture

Rosemary Fiore

 Good-Time Mix Machine:
 Scrambler Drawings,
 Process video

 (launch video)

“Fiore utilizes the Scrambler, a 60-foot wide circus ride, as her mark-making tool. The Scrambler, which rotates and spins in a movement similar to an enlarged gyroscope, was installed in a warehouse. A paint sprayer, somewhat like an airbrush, was filled with paint and attached to the bottom of one of the twelve seats. The palette, like the ride itself, consists solely of primary colors. Canvas, which had been taped to mark the edges, is placed underneath the ride. Fiore, with the help of a remote control, determines the paint output.”

—Ron Johnson, NYArtsMagazine, March/April 2005, Vol. 10, No. 3/4