How our identities are constructed has become increasingly complex by the systemic spatial coexistence “in between” virtual and physical migrations. On the Edge of Self depicts a shared moment of choice – to stay or leave – between actors, Penny Aviles and Paul Gyori. No decision is revealed, no destination or place reached. One place does not leave the realm of influence as another, and a multiplicity of virtual others, continue a cycle where constructed fictions and reality are permeable and interchangeable. On the Edge of Self navigates migrant identity, working with continually accumulating scenes and randomized sequencing software, to interweave the duality of isolation and connectedness while redefining the spatial relationship of encounters.
The work references Jorge Luis Borges, from pieces including The Garden of Forking Paths and The Aleph, specifically to the notion of simultaneous exposure to the world- once magical and now virtual.
In collaboration with Jeff Conefry
On the Edge of Self
The single channel director’s cut is on view at the
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Terminal T-Gate,
until January 2014.
Curated by Hope Cohn
Presented by the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation Art Program
single channel video
two channel video