from every point a different facet


Kenneth Newby and Aleksandra Dulic, 2012; The 10th Northwest Biennial,
Work Funded by FCCS Faculty Support Fund and UBCO Publication Grant
January 21–May 20, 2012 Tacoma Art Museum
Museum website: https://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/Page.aspx?cid=7921

An interdisciplinary audio-visual installation from every point a different facet explores the face as a point of entry to the representation of multiplicities that make up the Northwest cultural mosaic. The dynamic and interactive nature of the work becomes a symbolic simulation of both a construction and a discovery our identity. The artwork blends visual anthropology, photography, animation and sound processes to act as eyewitness to the experience of our regional cultural mosaic. Artistic expression is used as a methodology to analyze, synthesize and communicate the multicultural experience. The work is reflective of our contemporary multi-ethnic reality, depicting, almost literally, the metaphor of a cultural mosaic characteristic of the Canadian experiment.








 

 



For this exhibition we created three part installation:

1. Mosaic Images printed on Self-adhesive Vinyl and placed at the Museum entrance;
2. A 2.5m high x 2.5m wide x 1.5m deep sculpture with 128 mosaic pieces spread in the space depicting the image of a broken mirror; each piece of broken mirror carries a fragment of a different individual's face, but together they form a one human face. Each mirror piece has a double-sided print on it with audio component.
3. A dynamic and interactive cinematic environment making use of a set of projection surfaces based on the same broken mirror form with animated moving images built from the same fragments of human faces and audio content.