Gumbo Limbo - Lincoln Schatz

Gumbo Limbo - Lincoln Schatz

Gumbo Limbo is a mirror-like video work exploring perception and the way people interpret images of their lives. This interactive video-memory artwork takes its name from the gumbo limbo tree, which is known for constantly shedding its bark in thin, paper-like layers. A keen observer of events, the artwork thrives on absorbing images from its environment over time. Visions of the viewers are captured, processed, and unfolded in layers of video. Gumbo Limbo renders the process of constructing personal mythologies null: in every second of the viewer’s real-time interaction, history is being rewritten over itself.