Doreen Maloney

Show ran from 12/6/2006 to 12/30/2006

“Conversations,”  8-screen multi-media presentation

“Conversations” is an unusual mix of the aesthetic, the entertaining, and the political. The immersive video experience surrounds the user with eight different viewpoints of a series of conversations. Improvised conversations were captured in an “American living room” between three target audiences, twenty-year-olds, thirty/forty-year-olds and fifty-year-olds. Each group was given the instructions to react to newspapers they found all around them. The artist deconstructed the video point-of-view spatially, giving the viewer intense synchronized close-ups of the three individuals’ faces, bodies, and eyes to further heighten the exacting focus of the camera and the intrusion of the viewer as voyeur.