Within the space of the crypt a fifth wall, a filter, a reception
plate, is constructed. A single source of light, projected images,
illuminates the space. The image of a body in motion, photographed
by Muybridge, is distorted and fragmented as it is reflected from
mirror to mirror, through this fifth wall, ultimately being imprinted
on a series of pivoting panels within the constructed wall. Like
the construction itself, the figure of the visitor is marked or
mapped by the projected images, thus ones presence in the crypt
is simultaneously that of a witness and participant. In breaking
the beam of projected images, ones silhouette is multiplied, reflected
upon the gallery walls and imprinted upon the panels, drawing
into question the perception of presence within a space.
Between 1988 an 1990, Beth Weinstein,
Francisco de Almeida, Scott DeVere + Zainie Zainul collaborated
on several installations, under the name a(d+V) u2z.