Dislocation

2002

DISLOCATION
2002
Multi-Media Interactive Installation, Video art

An interactive installation of 73 different videos playing within a long, enclosed hallway behind mirrors and masks, “Dislocation” studies the notion of illusion and its effects and the inability to know oneself outside of the self. Flickering glows in the holes of twenty-one concave masklike indentations on the exterior of the installation invite the viewer to place their face in the mask and explore inside. Peering through the mask, the viewer sees a video playing behind a custom translucent mirror. In the mirror, the viewer sees a reflection of a replica of Amy Karle’s face with themselves in that mask while simultaneously watching a video of the Artist. The videos were created by compiling clips of self-surveillance footage of the Artist from a one year period, grouping together similar behavior patterns into one video and then processing that footage in a manner that mimicked the behavior. At the end of the installation, the viewer looks in the final mask to peer down on all the heads inset in the walls looking at each other, mirrored into endless regress.