In "I Watched a Rainbow Die" a common rainbow is mediated into a sublime visual experience and the ethereal yet specific light at play is witnessed, interpreted and perhaps transformed by the power of speech.
Much of JR Larson's work transforms the overlooked, unnoticed or disregarded into profound, meditative experiences. Here a common rainbow is recorded in first person from its pinnacle to its complete disappearance. During this recording, the movement of the camera is dictated by the artist's breathing, allowing the viewer to feel present during the event.
The acoustic environment is comprised of birds singing, insects chirping, wind blowing, passing cars in the distance and five spoken words at the films conclusion. This focused account of a rainbow’s journey calls many ideas into question, including lifespan, loss and the perception of time.