"Homewrecker" (2004) is a work by Paulette Phillips.
Homewrecker examines physical levitation through the ethereal phenomena of telepathy, hypnosis, attraction and electromagnetism. The 16mm film loop, reminiscent of early cinema, is shot in such a way that the space around a woman, enacting a forceful gaze, appears to contract and expand. Juxtaposed with a quizzical electromagnetic sculpture hovering in space the installation refers to the early histories of alternating current and cosmology. Paulette Phillips is an artist and Associate Professor of Art at The Ontario College of Art and Design.
16mm on DVD rear projection / Electromagnetic sculpture