"Illusion" (2004)

"Illusion," 2004
3 channel video installation: DVD projectors, 3 DVD players, 6 x 24-foot screen, car, spent fireworks
Installation view: MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
Collection of the Artist
Photo by Kevin Kennefick
Courtesy Cai Guo-Qiang

"The video piece...it happens- yet it looks back, right back into itself and it plays out again. The perspective of the camera is that of a pedestrian watching Times Square in all its glittery glory at night, pulsating with life- and seeing a car exploding through the streets as if it’s an illusion, as if it’s happened or maybe not happened."
- Cai Guo-Qiang