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Liza McConnell

Diorama Obscura: Riding Fences

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Liza McConnell’s participatory work, Diorama Obscura: Riding Fences, is activated by a viewer walking on a treadmill. Lights dim and a street scene at night appears.

When

2003

About The Artist

Liza McConnell received her BFA from Cornell University in 1995 and studied 3-D computer modeling at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her MFA from Ohio University in 2001.  Her installations reflect her interests in technology and travel—incorporating a strong identity of place. Her work combines high tech with make-shift apparatuses, and video with drawing to produce idealized landscapes—much like 19th-century panoramas—where nature meets machine.

Liza McConnell’s participatory work, Diorama Obscura: Riding Fences, is activated by a viewer walking on a treadmill. Lights dim and a street scene at night appears.

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