(Parenthesis) features a 12-hour video installation that questions private and public space, resists the moving image as a narrative form, blurring the line between reality and fiction, and redefines voyeurism as a poetic habit of witnessing and documenting the ritualistic. The camera as the eye-plane that both surveils and censors material gravitates to an aesthetic of the moving still image and also perverts architecture from an object of touristic intrigue into a framing device, a mirror double to the camera lens.
"The body is...as it were centered between two machines that are the opening and closing of a parenthesis." - Rosalind Krauss
Funded in part by the David R. Bean Prize.