Exterior view (left)
Aerial view from inside (right)
Digital Video projection w/ sound, magazines, stainless steel, plastic, fabric
15’ x 14’ x 4.5’
Part of a body of installations titled Sites of Plural Lust and Tragedy," "Chronicle Labyrinth" consists of over 1000 magazines, tightly bound, taped, and suspended into a conical curtain. On the floor shopping carts are reconfigured into coffins and lined with magazines, enticing the viewer to climb in while peering above at a video projection from grave point of view. The ten minute looped video conveys a perspective, which roams and scans the labyrinth of a Wal-Mart department store as if disoriented and trapped in a video game. Intermittent sounds investigate the nuances of strangers in private conversation to the absurdity of PA announcements. The dematerialized nature of the magazines serves as a phallic flood of consequential disposable histories, lifestyles, fantasies, and values that individuals are inundated by on a daily basis.