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Daniel S. DeLuca

first performed on July 26, 2013
Anthony Greaney, Boston, MA
performed once in 2013


Boston, MA


Meditating on tensions around the act of witnessing unique to the 21st century, “Mirror Stage” is a series of actions that create a fragmented experience of both the artist’s body and the collective body (the audience). Installed in a fallen Doric-style column constructed from trashcans, my body is seen through a sliver in the center of the column or from the openings on either side. Inside the column, I read passages from contemporary texts on body and media theory. I document this process through a series of looped videos, using video sharing technologies to create an experience intended to be witnessed through a variety of digital interfaces. The real-time audience is invited to follow a feed of these fragmented videos produced from inside the sculpture. However the audience chooses to engage with the work, they are never able to experience the piece in its entirety.