'1000 Candles' is a full circle of tea light candles: at DCA, Mackrell showed them first unlit (potential), then lit (as a performative object) and then left as a remnant. He also showed them as a document in photographic and video form.
'I was working with a torch that had the power of one thousand candles, and the idea was to light one thousand tea lights in a circle on the floor. It was virtually impossible to light all of them because one candle would starve another of its oxygen and because of the heat, I couldn't lean over to light them all.'
1:39 min clip from the video