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Detritus / Bisected

Detritus / Bisected
8 minutes
Video Installation
with commentary by George Fifield
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"Detritus" is a video projection in which the nude figure is crouched amidst the turbulence of demolition. Within a deteriorating urban landscape, the jaws of a crane grab at the body stirring up clouds of dust and debris. The figure, occasionally obscured by the haze, remains unaware of the surrounding danger.  

"Bisected" consists of three wall-mounted, fur-covered panels with two steel plates mounted on each surface. Projected on each panel is a woman, as seen from the top of her head, bisected by a reveal of fur between the steel plates. The body position is different in each piece; face down, face up, she lifts her head and lowers it, repeatedly laboring against its weight. As exhaustion sets in, the gesture becomes a personal struggle.

I use the emotional landscape of the body to explore person and place, giving expression to the vulnerability, pain and compassion that mark our humanity.