Cover story

Wright, Alexa (2008) Cover story. [Show/Exhibition]

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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
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2009 10:38
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2009 10:38

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