Egress2018-09-24T01:20:11+00:00

Project Description


Video documentation.

Detail from video installation

Nail polish inspection outside university gates.

Leaving the living room. Climbing to the roof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egress

 

Women stifled under an authoritarian regime reclaim self-determination by reading banned books to create their own reality from books’ — and even pages’ — physicality. Inspired by Azar Nafisi’s memoir, “Reading Lolita in Tehran.”

“Egress,” is a video projection onto a tall stack of books and the wall behind it. 

The piece runs as a continuous video loop that is 6:15 min. and has an accompanying detailed sound track.  Animated segments, live action video and collaged photos all fuse together to create the peculiar cityscape in which events unfold.

 

Mixed media: books, HD video projector, media player w/HD movie file, speakers, 84 x 140 x 192 inches.  Video plays loop that is 6:17 min.

 

More info on this series.  http://heidikumao.net/timed-release/