AT THE OPENING (RICCI ALBENDA & RACHEL HARRISON)


It's weird

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.

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