Time for Me to Fly 2013

 

“Time for Me to Fly” is a 53:39 minute single channel video installation. The image is video I shot in the summer of 2013 during the peak of the cicada 17-year molting cycle. It documents in real-time the slow process of a cicada exiting its exoskeleton. The soundtrack is REO Speedwagon’s 1978 popular song “Time for Me to Fly,” slowed down from its original 3:43 minutes to 53:39 minutes matching the duration of the cicada’s transformation.