Two windows on Lower Broadway. Two bodies - one that we know through
touch, through memory. Another which has been "discovered"
through scientific investigation and analyzed anthropomorphically
as a living machine. The two constructions are each composed of
a metallic skeleton from which a mirror is suspended, opposed
by a collaged image of the scientifically conceived inner or mechanical
body. On the connecting axis, body casts or skins are hung, which,
along with the drawn images, are reflected within the mirror.
The pedestrian, in passing before the windows, inhabits both the
street and the constructed realm of the installation as the body
images and ones own reflection collapse on the surface of the
Between 1988 an 1990, Beth Weinstein,
Francisco de Almeida, Scott DeVere + Zainie Zainul collaborated
on several installations, under the name a(d+V) u2z.