To create John 3:16, Paul Pfeiffer manipulated five thousand digital frames from the archives of the National Basketball Association, a project that is indicative of the meticulous editing process he often undertakes to create video, sculpture, and photography works that probe the relationship between image making and our sense of reality. A basketball occupies the central position in this video, and with the rapid succession of frames, one can barely make out the hands of the players, the moments when the ball is thrown, and the faces of the spectators. The backgrounds blur, and the basketball spins as it is passed from one player to another, appearing to hover miraculously in the middle of the action. The title of the work refers to a verse in the Bible about gaining eternal life through one’s belief in Jesus, prompting viewers to consider the spectacle of televised professional sports as a kind of religious experience. As with other video works by Pfeiffer, John 3:16 is presented on a miniature monitor and mounted on a wall, obliging the viewer to approach the screen for an experience of intimate contemplation. Pfeiffer frequently makes audiovisual hardware an integral sculptural part of his works.