1976-77, 18:06 min (each channel), color, sound, three-channel installation

In this three-channel work, Gillette reconstructs a microcosm of Mecox Bay, a salt marsh on Long Island, by reconstructing it within a contained aquarium. From rushing water, plants, and other organic forms, Gillette creates a series of moving still lifes, evoking the progression of geological time through changing textures. Rhythmically composed, Mecox is an artificial system that gracefully charts the patterns of a natural ecosystem.