Of Other Spaces, 2021- Ongoing
Two-channel video, with sound
Of Other Spaces is a body of video and photographic works that continue an ongoing exploration of liminal and heterotopic spaces. The works focus on the ruptures of and need for a redefinition of social connections. These pieces look at the TWA Hotel, a monument to 1960’s American ideals of the nuclear family, capitalism, travel, and leisure, juxtaposed with The Pines Resort, an abandoned “family” resort in upstate New York, and the concrete mines and plants that created and developed these sites. Thus the work examines the extraction of New York’s natural resources to build edifices whose original ethics of community decay while their insistence on their outdated values persist. Pointing forward, the pieces hope to posit new sites of resistance. By making visible the decay and alienation of these structures, the videos and photos imagine inclusionary futures.
Produced by, Andrea Merkx
Cinematography by, Andrea Merkx, Jess Bennet
Sound by, Mike Flannery
This work was supported by an invited residency at the Vermont Studio Center