CINTHIA MARCELLE

 

 

 

CINTHIA MARCELLE’S WORMHOLE APPROPRIATES A SET OF EMPTY SHOP WINDOWS FROM TEMPORARILY DISABLED ESTABLISHMENTS FOUND IN THE CITIES OF INDIO AND COACHELLA, USA, AND ONE SHOP WINDOW IN THE CITY OF TIJUANA, MEXICO. IN EACH OF THE WINDOWS, A TUBE TV MONITOR ACCOMPANIES THE FACADE OF ANOTHER WINDOW. WORMHOLE THUS TAKES A WINDOW INTO THE OTHER WINDOW, CREATING A KIND OF PHYSICAL, TEMPORAL AND MENTAL CROSSING BETWEEN SPACES. THE TITLE OF THE WORK, WHICH REFERS TO THE SPACE-TIME HYPOTHETICAL SHORTCUTS ALSO KNOWN AS EINSTEIN-ROSEN BRIDGES NAMES AFTER ALBERT EINSTEIN AND NATHAN ROSEN WHO FIRST PROPOSED THEM IN 1935, ALSO SUGGESTS THE CONNECTION MADE BY THE CATHODE RAY TUBE BETWEEN REALITY AND ITS REPRESENTATIONS. CHOOSING TO FOCUS ON THE ECONOMIC DESERT THAT IS THE PLACE WHERE BOTH WATER AND PROSPERITY HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN MARCELLE CREATES AN ENDLESS FEEDBACK LOOP BETWEEN OPPORTUNITY AND ITS ABANDONMENT.

 

TITLE: 
WORMHOLE

LOCATION: 
82702 MILES AVE, INDIO

33°43'17.0"N 116°13'14.2"W