As you walk by the prints, plumes of smoke slowly rise, expand and disperse against a vivid blue background. The works, while deriving precisely from the iconic footage, draw out the scene in such minute detail that the original content becomes obscured. Gareth explained that the movement captured in a single lenticular print is equivalent to roughly 30 frames of video. As an artist concerned with the formation of narrative structure, Gareth found these durational constraints useful in his research. The medium forces him to select images with care, but the narrow focus also ultimately leaves the viewer to discern their content and logical progression. For an event such as the Challenger Explosion, the story is already well known but when presented in this fashion, may not be immediately perceptible. I asked him if the images in It's Hard to Dazzle Us registered as the Challenger explosion when exhibited. He responded that the majority of viewers did recognize the ensemble, although one print particular, featuring a vertical trail of smoke forked in two directions (not pictured above), seemed to resonate more strongly than the others. The title It's Hard to Dazzle Us is an excerpt from Ronald Reagan's speech after the disaster, in which the former President applauds NASA's technological prowess and its enduring ability to capture the attention of a twentieth century public. Thus, the work can be read not only as a close investigation of an exceptional event and resulting image, but also the modalities that inform a notion of monumentality.