Indeterminacy is a 16mm film lasting 27 minutes that was shown once a day at 3:00pm. Part one: An eight minute shot of 2/0 set horizontally (on ice) as a level, then hung vertically as a clock. Part two: A nine minute traveling shot of a reflected image of a rnning stream by a shaft of sunlight onto the ceiling of a cave. The artist recognized this as a phenomenon implyng film methodology- the sun equating a projector lamp, the stream surface a projector lens, the reflected image of the stream's movement film, the cave a darkened theater. Part three: Two five-minute shots of two fragments of liver of sulfur dissolving in water. Liver of sulfur is a chemical which sets off an indeterminate process that Bradshaw has used in her painting and sculpture since 1984. As the chemical dissolves minute bubbles spring up and coalesce in floating clusters gradually surrounded by a spiraling milky substance. A kind of microcosm of our revolving macrocosm is produced.
In 1969 Dove Bradshaw first embraced the use of indeterminacy by enlisting the effects of time, weather, erosion, and atmospheric conditions on natural and chemical materials. Her earliest work in this direction,