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NOT RECONCILED

Not Reconciled:
First and Third / In Other Words, 1987/1991

 

Video projection of short first-person narratives.
Dimensions variable. First exhibited Whitney Museum, 1987. On-going series

 

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Related publications:

First and Third, Judith Barry, Download Link

Space of Fantasy, Brian Wallis, Download Link

Casual-Shopper, Judith Barry, Download Link

Spectacle & Subjectivity, Johanna Drucker, Download Link

Public Fantasy, Brian Wallis, Download Link

Articulate Spatial Projections, Gary Sangster, Download Link

The impetus for this series was a reflection on some of the theoretical perspectives around the notions of ‘history’ and ‘the construction of subjectivity’ as it differs among various cultures. First and Third, the first project in this series, grew out of my interest in narrative as a means of negotiating ideological differences between immigrant expectations and the contradictory messages of the American Dream with its promises of equality, personal freedom and so on. Subsequently I have realized projects, each with a very different theme, in several other cities including London, Rotterdam, Corscia and currently, Cairo. See Judith Barry articles in October 75 and October 123, MIT Press, Cambridge 1995 and 2008, respectively.

First and Third installed in a Shipping Container, ’01, NYC

No Reconciled sketch drawing for stairway installation

 

Video of the installation

First and Third installed so that it appears that the walls themselves are speaking, Queens Museum ‘06, New York

Not reconciled installation shot at the Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Not reconciled installation shot at the Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal