In response to Flux Factory's invitation to create a project based on one out of four specific “artifacts” of war and how their original purposes are transformed through integration into larger society, EYES WITHOUT A FACE references the use of the Balaclava face mask used by revolutionary movements and how their members are typecast as criminals or terrorists. .
EYES WITHOUT A FACE is a site-specific multimedia installation that brings visitors to experience confinement, anonymity and persecution as they make their way through various parts of a simulated underground shelter or cavernous torture alley. Through the use of moving images, surveillance cameras, text, and multi channel sound, this project is an immersive environment about oppression, misrepresentation, and the poetics of resistance.
The following is a documentation of the project presented as part of the The Typhoon Continues and So Do You exhibition at the FLUX FACTORY, in LIC, NY. Visitors had a change to experience the installation wearing ski masks from April to May, 2011.