Far from the distance we see

HD video, 2019. Duration: 8:18, cinematography: Mev Luna, Eloise Santa Maria, Robert Chase Heishman, sound mixing: Julian Flavin


Action Office was meant to be about movement,12’ diameter, wood, upholstery fabric, glass, privacy film, designed on a road-trip in collaboration with Joseph Thomas, fabrication: Shalen Stephenson

Screener link available upon request

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Far from the distance we see

May 31 – July 11, 2019 

Chicago Artists Coalition

Chicago, IL

A solo exhibition, Far from the distance we see investigates various manifestations of physical and experiential confinement: Luna considers both corporeal confinement within the carceral state and the inescapable labor economy of late capitalism, alongside conceptual confinement within an imposed subject formation and position. The notion is explored both literally––through the specific embodied experience of moving through a constructed space––as well as through didactic and transcendental means. To fully experience the work, the viewer must navigate a complex site-specific structure packed with unlikely references to contemporary lived experience.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency funded by National Endowment for the Arts.