Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Daniela I Kostova

Fixing Reality

Fixing Reality

Daniela I Kostova. Fixing Reality, 2004.

Description:
In the video Fixing Reality I have documented my attempts to place a portable blue screen at different public urban locations in the U.S. The blue shapeless hole in the space created by the portable screen is later digitally “filled” with images from my native Bulgaria. I use the blue screen video technique as a metaphor of absence and subjectively perceived reality, and to address issues of cultural displacement and alienation as a psychological condition of the global subject. Fixing Reality was originally presented at the exhibition Don’t Touch The White Woman at Fondacione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Torino, Italy (2004). It took the form of a large-scale video installation where the image was projected on a translucent curtain, separating the space into two parts. The visitors were invited to pass through the image/curtain.

Medium:
Installation

Tags:
blue screen, Bulgaria, USA, dislocation, installation, displacement, alientation, global

Images
Invisible SuitsFixing RealityFair PlayDANY

Videos
NegotiationsFrame, courtesy Lino BaldiniMade In

Location
Troy, NY
USA

Contact
51 3rd Street
Troy, NY 12180
USA
danykosto@hotmail.com

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