She is always walking away....... 1948 - 2006.... (2006)

She is always walking away....... 1948 - 2006. Work in progress development for an installation work. A house with many rooms set up with props and paraphernalia of a stage or set. The viewer enters and triggers a range of projection and sound effects most typical the sound of a person, a woman in high heels, 'a fetish object' constantly moving away from the viewer leading into ...crossing borders of psycho/social gender and sexuality identities. Projected composite images (archetypal symbol the Anima) Film Noir style. sample scenes in wmv format are available as links

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A Work in progress development for an installation work. A house with many rooms set up with props and paraphernalia of a stage or set. The viewer enters and triggers a range of projection and sound effects most typical the sound of a person, a woman in high heels, 'a fetish object' constantly moving away from the viewer leading into ...crossing borders of psycho/social gender and sexuality identities. Projected composite images (archetypal symbol the Anima) Film Noir style. The Anima is the personification of all feminine psychological tendencies held, the archetypal feminine symbolism within a males unconscious.

What would we know of others if we did not imagine things?....The reverie which works poetically maintains us in an intimate space which does not stop at any frontier - a space uniting the intimacy of our being which dreams with the intimacy of the beings which we dream. It is within these composite intimacies that a poetics of reverie is co-ordinated: the whole being of the world is amassed around the cogito of the dreamer. Bachelard The Poetics of Reverie.

At a certain age or any age for that matter one can reflect on all the possibilities passed in, rejected, not explored for many reasons of gender and sexual identity. There is in some regard always the element of regret that one was not stronger or more open to acknowledging and expressing the full range of the 'feminine' in ones consciousness. For me that failure has closed the doors to my beginning to understand fully what it means to be human. This work like myself may always be trapped in a representational loop, whether it is possible through the available means of representation one may escape and express the yet inexpressible remains to be seen

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