page: Jody Zellen
text: Deena Larsen
- Open Going Through the Signs in a new window
Zellen’s page_space(s) offers a trail of linked frames as an enactment or progression of place, resting points for one’s thoughts. Larsen’s text and images create a restless trail of movement, both onward and beneath, into the layers of increasing rumination. For Larsen, the windows that successively “pop-up” in Zellen’s space become the path we must follow and simultaneously the borders of signs we see upon our way, signs that point one in a direction though the destination may, in the end, be shattered. Throughout the piece the natural layering of webspaces become sheets of consciousness that Larsen slowly pleats, questions arising at every exfoliation of thought. From the opening screen – “Diving or Jumping off This Bridge is Prohibited” – the actual movement through the space (we can’t leave this linked path unless we leave the work itself) is reflected in the metaphor of a life we must live in the process of our questioning, a reading of the signs.