Two videos of the drawings of the two previous buildings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art that burst into flame once the drawing is complete. The paper burns away to reveal a mirror beneath that reflects the video camera and the roof of the artist’s studio where the videos were filmed. Cinematography: Jan Baracz. Video editing: Lauren Petty.

Originally part of Mirror, an installation for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. To see installation, click here.

Burning Academies (installation and stills at 0, 57, 58 & 60 min), Ellen Harvey, 2006. Looped video (color, sound, 60 min.). Photograph: Ellen Harvey Studio. Videography: Jan Baracz.