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threshold fence, 2011

threshold fence

A fence becomes a revolving door in threshold fence while live-stream video of both points of entry/exit project onto blinds hung parallel with two of the peripheral fence sections.  A black, steel fence found in the lot of a closed Staples building in New Haven, CT is cut into three sections.  The middle section revolves around a steel rod axle that installs with bearings that bolt into the concrete floor.  The width of the middle section corresponds with the width of double doors in the building of 36 Edgewood, where it is installed in studio 308.  Across from two opposite points of entry/exit (a) camera(s) streams live-stream video of the doorway to (a) projector(s) that project onto (a) blind(s). 

threshold fence attempts to make apparent the formation of a(nother) subject through a(nother) subject’s movement across a space. Walking through the fence makes it impossible to see the video of such an action as it is projected onto the screens.  However, moving through the fence allows one to see one of the two projections that might not otherwise be seen.  In both cases where the video projection is visible there is the disappearance of the spectator in the projected video.  The projected videos feature the process of one subject becoming visible in two projections that are invisible to each other.  It also features the process of one subject becoming visible through the movement across the threshold of the fence/revolving door only for another subject to see such movement projected onto the blinds.

The revolving mid-section of the fence disrupts the division of space into two units.  The position of the middle section of the fence changes according to how someone might walk through it.  These changes in the fence position imply a crossing of the fence that is, in part, the making of it.

threshold fence  
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