2-channel looping video, captured in Los Angeles in winter 2019–2020
15 x 36 feet, dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Rebeca Méndez is an artist and national award-winning designer, and professor in the Design Media Arts Department at UCLA. Any-Instant-Whatever portrays the daytime sky in its textures and physics of blueness, its range of water formations sculpted by wind and pressures born of our nearest star—forces which, when synaptically processed, transform into emergent sensations of sublime beauty. This is the sky of our closest reach, the sky that most connects us in time to our deep evolutionary past through which we peered into the night’s other and its—until very recently—unreachable horizons.