131B Eldridge Street, 646.467.2232
East Village / Lower East Side
September 14 - October 14, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6 - 8 PM
In framing, we use museum glass, which is characterized by its ability to reflect less than one percent of incoming light (certainty?). It is practically, which is to say usefully and purposefully, non-reflective. Reflection is bad, because it disrupts the image of a subject by exposing us to the circumstances that surround it, either in support or in threat. A scene is pressed onto a subject-cum-screen and then everything gets confusing.
0 : Two sides of a coin, when multiplied, teetering on the verge of… 1 becoming 3 (with an intention of missing). Or. 2 approached one small face, unfolding to a great assembly, a re-set axis. We, form, becoming multi-form, multi-fashioned to pivot the flipping routine.
When people reflect, they think holistically and from a critical distance, as if from behind glass, which is good, but not necessarily productive, unless they’ve been asked to produce something impossible. This is not a this, or that etc… a surface to which subjectivity can not cling or does all too blatantly, like mirrors. Mirrors are dumb. Mirrors lie. Dumb lies can help. In (critical) theory, a goldfish might understand its bowl, and that it could never survive in the ocean. In a show of great strength, the hungry man eats his drinking glass, and then choking on the tiny shards, begs for a drink of water.
We easily share the four quarters of the revolving door. In fact with us, there is still half, which we divide easily. I claim the slice here in front of me,.. I can only assume that the worker (the ready visual and the slipping over the skin of a person glimpsed only through their occupational function) has done the same. In which case there is no discrepancy to encumber our union in this same orbit, a communal adjacency to this space here in front of us which we are both walking into but only pushing against.
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