SABINA MASELLI, the uncertainty of predicting one’s fate: prolegomenon 1, 2015
the uncertainty of predicting one’s fate: prolegomenon 1, 2015
5 minutes 30 seconds
Medium HD video with 16mm film and found photograph
Dual channel video
Soundtrack by Erkki Veltheim
Edition of 3
Courtesy the artist
The uncertainty of predicting one’s fate: prolegomena 1 is the first in a series of works concerned with the subliminal and the sublime: nature as the sublime backdrop of the self, history as the sublime backdrop of memory, the virtual as the sublime backdrop of the real.
The double screen resists a singular point of view. Yet, the images on the counter screen subliminally seep into the viewer’s awareness, creating a friction between conscious and unconscious perception. Against this friction, the subject wrestles with the slippery nature of identity, morphing between archetypal representations of femininity.