Brooklyn artists FAILE (Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller) carve large, kinetic prayer wheels from cedar. The wheels serve as an instrument for meditative comtemplation, and a way for art patrons to participate in their latest exhibition Where Wild Won’t Break, at Dallas Contemporary, until December 22, 2013. As participants turn the wheel, the wheel “responds with a flow of reincarnating moving images.”
The fourteen-foot tower residing at the center of the exhibition echoes FAILE’s recent collaboration with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. The individual images combine endlessly to create an array of narrative possibilities, which extend into similar copper and wood works behind the tower. The pieces incorporate Texas themes drawn from FAILE’s recent visit to Dallas.
FAILE, 2013. Photos by Kevin Todora.