The Crystal King
16mm film loop, color, silent, 3:00, 2016
The Crystal King is a simple film loop depicting a tour through a show cave called Ohio Caverns, outside Columbus. Ohio Caverns has been leading people through winding underground paths ever since the late 19th century, when a farmhand fell into a sinkhole on a summer day and discovered the untouched rooms clustered with ancient stalactites and stalagmites. Later that same year the cavern was open for paying tourists to come gawk at the underground wonders.