|PURE RED, 1996
Installation by Angie Eng
audio by Peter Scherer
...'In a smaller installation, titled Pure Red, a paper towel dispenser mounted on the distant wall of a darkened room glows from the light of the mini video monitor embedded in its front. Stained paper towels strewn on the floor seem to rustle in the projected light. On drawing closer to the dispenser, wading through the towels, the viewer finds a looped video that shows a red-gloved hand fondling a Colt .45 pistol. In this slow-hitting one-liner, Eng plays political, investigating notions of cleansing as both a form of purification and of mass murder.'
-Anastasia Aukman, Curator Artists Space 1996