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Cover story

Wright, Alexa (2008) Cover story. In: Visions in the Nunnery, 06 - 15 Jun 2008, Bow Arts Trust, London.

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Cover Story explores various kinds of human interactions that pass through and across the human face. In the installation a formless, blurred shape is projected onto a black rectangle on the wall of a dark space. After a couple of minutes this shape gradually resolves into a human face, but it has no clear features or identity. We have such a strong inclination to 'make sense' of faces that the viewer is drawn to project a personality, gender and even an attitude onto this face. Beside this projection is a small monitor showing black and white footage of the very expressive face of a woman (a sign language interpreter). She silently but very clearly articulates a personal narrative relating to the face. This is subtitled (in English, but titles could be translated for exhibition in other countries) The viewer is left to decide who this narrative belongs to and why the interpreter is striving to communicate this intimate story about her face.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Additional Information:This is a new version of a work that has previously been submitted in another form.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Identity, face, language, video
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design, School of
ID Code:6623
Deposited On:28 Apr 2009 11:38
Last Modified:28 Apr 2009 11:38

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