HORIZON OF EXILE DUAL

Dual channel installation

EspaiInstallScarf

“Standing between the two facing projections produces a sense of being caught between two mirrors, captured in a mise en abyme multiplying one’s perception to infinity… masterfully crafted.”
Marek Bartelik, Artforum International, NY, March 2009

"Rocamora's installation is truly impressive for its beauty, sensibility and content: its themes are exile, identity and loss."
Marga Perera, Tendencias del Mercado del Arte Magazine, Spain, June 2008

“In this work the female condition is what configures the argument and stuctures the image. Unfolding against stereotype and using the screen diptych to elaborate a discourse of clear conceptual duality, the work is capable of transmitting deep emotions through the aesthetics of the desert, its characters and its light; while poetically broaching, through stories of female exile, both the possibility of public condemnation and the need for ethical commitment.”
Ricard Silvestre, Bonart Magazine, Spain, November 2008

"The stillness quite literally takes your breath away"
Sunny Kim, ARTORONTO.CA, Canada, October 2015


SYNOPSIS

Across two enveloping projections and positioned between the fictive and the testimonial, Horizon of exile (2007) reflects on female identity and the underlying cultural causes of displacement. Immersed in vast desert scapes and guided by testimonies from Middle Eastern and Latin American exiles, the diptych reflects on the condition of women within authoritative societies, employing choreographed bodies to consider issues of self-image, belonging and effacement.

HORIZON is presented in two versions: dual channel installation for the gallery and single screen for cinemas/ art broadcast.

Exhibition premiere: 7 - 30 May, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

 

SEE EXHIBITION  –  SEE PRESS REVIEWS  –  SEE INSTALLATION VIEW

Artist filmmaker: Isabel Rocamora
Cast: Paulina Garrido, Camila Valenzuela
Photography: Nic Knowland
Costumes: Lorena Zirelluelo
Sound design: Paul Cowgill
Film editor: Isabel Rocamora
Chile Production Man.: Paulo Parra


Produced by: Isabel Rocamora
Production company: Infinito Productions
Chile Host: Parox Films
Format: S16 mm film
Duration: 21 minutes
Funded by: Arts Council England
 

ISABEL ROCAMORA