An inhabited wall created for a dance performance by Solomons Co./Dance. The wall cuts the scene in two; one half of the audience on each side of the stage. The dancers occupy both sides of the stage as well as the wall, thus allowing either a partial or altered view of the dance. Each module of the wall is treated as a scaffold from which elements, such as spandex, neoprene, plexiglass and scrim, are hung, either to distort, hide or filter the view of the dancers, to create a threshold or a transformable room.
Within the space of the crypt a fifth wall, a filter, a reception plate, is constructed. A single source of light, projected images, illuminates the space. The image of a body in motion, photographed by Muybridge, is distorted and fragmented as it is reflected from mirror to mirror, through this fifth wall, ultimately being imprinted on a series of pivoting panels within the constructed wall. Like the construction itself, the figure of the visitor is marked or mapped by the projected images, thus ones presence in the crypt is simultaneously that of a witness and participant. In breaking the beam of projected images, ones silhouette is multiplied, reflected upon the gallery walls and imprinted upon the panels, drawing into question the perception of presence within a space.
Two windows on Lower Broadway. Two bodies – one that we know through touch, through memory. Another which has been “discovered” through scientific investigation and analyzed anthropomorphically as a living machine. The two constructions are each composed of a metallic skeleton from which a mirror is suspended, opposed by a collaged image of the scientifically conceived inner or mechanical body. On the connecting axis, body casts or skins are hung, which, along with the drawn images, are reflected within the mirror. The pedestrian, in passing before the windows, inhabits both the street and the constructed realm of the installation as the body images and ones own reflection collapse on the surface of the mirror.