Jennifer Campbell

The name of this show and its main video, "Point No Point," refers to the North Kitsap lighthouse guarding Puget Sound. What Canadian-born artist Campbell does in the video is to clamber out in what appears to be some very cold water, climb onto a platform, and place a beacon on her head. It takes a while to watch, like two other videos on view, but they're all worth your attention. Unlike most performance art, there's a whimsical and almost comic spirit at work here. Her videos unfold slowly and wordlessly, like Jacques Tati movies. In another wall-sized video projection, two black-clad, ninja-like figures dangle from trees in a backyard, watering the greenery with lawn sprinklers affixed to their bodies. It's like the Blue Man Group has been hired to do your yard. Then there's a huge, slow-moving video from Mount Rainier National Park. At first you think it's a still of our iconic peak, until Campbell reminds you of its potentially volatile, volcanic nature. BRIAN MILLER

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: April 2. Continues through April 30, 2010

 
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