Mr. & Mrs. (Moon-Corridor)

Mr. & Mrs. (Moon-Corridor)

Mr. & Mrs. (Moon-Corridor)

2004
cinderblocks, DVD projection

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A high wall forms two empty spaces. A video projection within one area shows shadowed eclipses and free flying birds, while only a sliver of illumination “escapes” the second space.

Heavy, obtuse barriers allow only a narrow opening into a pair of contained spaces. Within the larger of the two dim spaces, an unfolding series of filmed scenes illuminate a world of open sky and free-flying birds. The viewer experiences four degrees of separation from the lofty scenes, subdivided by: a figure within the projection, the shadow of that figure overlapping the projection within the projection, the wind-swept places depicted in the video’s montage and an actual hole within the wall itself.

A serene, paradoxical postulation of freedom and entrapment plays itself out upon the bleak walls. One is “inside” and “outside” at the same time; one is “in place” and “out of place” simultaneously. The viewer, as well as the figure in the projection, stands before a vivid portal they can only access by leaving some part of them behind.

A lone, dislocated circle of light hovers on the other side of the installation, having escaped to a parallel, although equally as empty space.

Mr. & Mrs. (Moon-Corridor)