Face to Face
Face to Face I, two channel video installation 2013
Face to Face II, three channel video installation 2013
Face to Face is the title of Liselot van der Heijden's first solo exhibition at Kent Fine Art, in which the artist mines the unexpected power of stillness in two new video installations, one three-channel and the other two. In both pieces, each channel shows an image of a person stopped and still amid the flow of the crowd on a New York sidewalk. This is the second project in which van der Heijden has worked with actors to introduce staged positions into real-world situations. In Face to Face the actors look out and into the lens with a composure that both refutes any self-arrangement into image and resists any projected identification on the part of the viewer. Van der Heijden's calibrated installation intersects the space of the gallery with acts of looking that emanate both from the work and from viewers moving through the space.
Actors in Face to Face I: Sarah Stryker and Rachel Kang
Actors in Face to Face II: Hattie Ball, India Rogers Shepp, Soyeon Shin
All videos are projected on freestanding dual vision projection screens 69" x 120." Screens designed and build by Mark Baumgartner Studio