PROJECTS —
2018
– 2013

  1. LOOKING FOR YOU BUT YOU’RE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND

  2. DREAMS

  3. AUTOMATONS IN MARIENBAD

  4. SAME IS NOT THE SAME

  5. TIME REMAPPED

  6. VACANCY

  7. THE FALL



CURATED —
2018
– 2013

  1. TRUTH||LIES

  2. NEW WEAPONS

  3. G PLAN: MADE IN MALTA

  4. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT


 
INFO

  • I cannot reconcile myself with the idea of time. I cannot control it, slow it down or speed it up – and yet, I try. My interest in duration and consciousness stems from a failure to regain lost and unredeemable time and my process of interacting with images takes on diverse forms in an attempt to trap the uncontainable. The function of my work should not be to attempt to represent my preoccupations but to better produce the feeling that there is something unpresentable. This is reflected in various works, not only with the insatiable desire to capture and contain time, but also by creating impossible scenes, re-appropriating cinema or presenting found objects as readymades divested of their original intention to create ambiguity and self-referential failures to communicate.


Mark

AUTOMATONS IN MARIENBAD, 2017


Installation view Human Matter, Malta Society of Arts ~ 2017

Automatons In Marienbad is a work that reconsiders and retimes Alain Resnais’ 1961 film Last Year In Marienbad. In this work Alexandra Pace re-evaluates time and space, not only within the work itself but by extending beyond the screen to engage in robotic dialogue with the space in which it is viewed, simultaneously creating both harmony and tension between the space portrayed in the film and the space the viewer is occupying.

As part of an ongoing body of work that attempts to reconcile the artist’s preoccupation with time, human consciousness and duration, this work takes the fractured structure of the original film and fractures it yet again. By removing cinematic time, Automatons In Marienbad attempts to reconcile the film’s duration with the Palazzo’s duration and while the original film mixes past and present in an ambiguous way, this film puts the in an ‘alter-present’, one which does not have foundations of past and present but alternatively, one which demonstrates a clash of presents.

Digital film + audio, duration: 00:32 mins


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