AT THE OPENING (RICCI ALBENDA & RACHEL HARRISON)
RICCI ALBENDA- The way I like to think about it is when you look in a mirror for a really long time, you start to lose your face, you don't see yourself any more, you step outside of yourself, that's like, dissociation-- it's actually a pathology.
RACHEL HARRISON- Pathology?
RA- Pathology. A psychological pathology.
RH- So, were these works made with the artists stepping outside themselves?
RA- When I first looked at the show, I thought it was really eerie.
RH- It's weird.
RA- And Paul said to me, "Why is it eerie?" And I said, "Well it's sort of like a mass alienation. A weird contradiction in terms, all these people getting together and being alienated. They're all separately connected to these machines and not really connected to each other."
RH- But is that part of dissociationism?
RA- It's poetically linked, I would say.