Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler | Group Exhibition

June 4, 2005 - Sep. 3, 2005

Single Wide, 2002, video, 6:07 min, loop
תרזה הובארד ואלכסנדר בירכלר
The work consists of one cyclical long shot screened in a loop. The viewers are presented with the rooms of a house trailer as well as its exterior. In the passing, the protagonist of the piece, a middle aged white woman, is presented wearing a plain flannel shirt, with blood dripping from her forehead. The formal cyclicality of the work undermines the linear quality of time and plot. Instead of a coherent, sequential narrative structure, an elliptic sequence of diverse moods is created, preventing a single dramatic climax that could have led to a resolution or account for the events. Created with intentional cinematic meticulousness, while ostensibly adopting the medium elements that generate emotional identification of drama and suspense, the piece concurrently manages to deconstruct these very apparatuses by isolating them and not providing any “logical” explanation for the events unfolding.

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