A Room In Which The Only Wall Is In The Middle, 2014
island | cinema | trap
Cinematic environment modeled after the Malaise Trap, a ubiquitous tent-shaped flying insect trap which has a single wall protruding down its center.
Just as a spider’s web is a kind of relief pattern of both the fly’s and spider’s umwelt, A Room In Which The Only Wall Is In The Middle aims to weave the haecceities of different worlds into a net of sound and light. The cinema entangles us because of its capacity to appear as the relief space of human psychology, but a psychological experience which populates unlikely subjects with a human "I". It is thus a meeting ground, or assembly point for a conference of umwelts, human and non-human alike. When different animals and their umwelts come together they can form into a gateway for the ex-personation of animality; the act of miming yourself but from a different scale of ecologic, or metabolic processes. A Room In Which The Only Wall Is In The Middle recontextualizes the food-chain as a closed loop, and encourages its catch to experience the cinematic space of the dark theater as a hungry being.