The Maui Cycle

1976, 45:40 min, color, sound, three-channel installation

In this three-channel work, Gillette employs systematic formal strategies to chart the rich texture and aura of the Hawaiian landscape. Allowing the patterns of this coastal island environment to dictate his visual rhythms, he composes a detailed study of otherworldly natural phenomena — lava rocks, volcanic beaches, geysers. Gillette's camera maps this dramatic ecosystem with a meticulous sense — and sensuality — of natural form, composition, and color.