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ECHO

Echo, 1986

Installation, 2-sided slide/film/sound projection.
Dimensions variable. First exhibited Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1986

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video excerpt

The promise of the glass building as transparent skin and reflective space became a site to interrogate notions of subjectivity as an architecture of representation and exclusion re-figured through the myth of Echo & Narcissus. Commissioned by MoMA, NYC for Cesar Pelli’s building (now demolished) each image presented a conundrum. These loops show lost men, quite literally reflecting on their lives while attempting to negotiate or escape from impossible spaces such as the ubiquitous ‘infinity’ chamber bathroom, a swimming pool, a Japanese garden and an elevator. In the end, it is only Echo’s voice that remains.

Installation shot showing 1965 World’s Fair globe in a derelict park. Inserts are two film loops.

Isometric drawing

Installation shots of the atrium by day with film loops.

Installation shots of the atrium by day with film loops.

Installation shots of the atrium by night with film loops.