|to walk through a doorway while turning a corner, 2010
In a text called '1994: Will Postcolonialism Travel', Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak writes:
to walk through a doorway while turning a corner makes sensible the impossibility of moving from one side to another side without also moving from one periphery to another periphery.
In to walk through a doorway while turning a corner, video of double doors collected from walking along Park, Chapel, Church and Elm streets in New Haven, CT project onto both sides of a doorway in the middle of the Orange gallery in 36 Edgewood Avenue (the arrival/departure point). Each video was taken from across the street and lasts for a minute. The walk lasted until the end of the memory capacity in a high definition video camera.
Video collected from the right side of the street projects onto the backside of video collected from the left side of the street. (A) v/Video camera(s) placed in front of (and back of) this doorway stream video into (a) projector(s) projecting tangentially onto (a) peripheral doorway(s). White stretch-cotton fabric hangs along the interior of both doorways with slits running down the middle.
I would like to thank the Yale School of Art Digital Technology Office for their help with the equipment; John Pilson’s Video Performance Art Workshop for a forum for sharing video; members of the Sculpture Department for their interesting work and frequent conversations; and the Yale School of Art for providing the gallery space.