An intimate collaboration between siblings, Carmen takes arrangement as social action to render an interdimensional portrait of her sister, Alejandra Argote, who surrounds herself with a menagerie of signifiers that embraces discursive timelines and economies of taste. Through successive arrangements of objects from her collection, Alex shares a wealth of visuality inflected with an idiosyncratic lexicon of cultural identity. Together, the sisters transform Alex’s compact living quarters from a space of containment into a repository of meaning.
Works in this Series
Arranging the Alex Theater
Materials: HD single-channel video on monitor, color, sound,
Dimensions: 12 min. 3 sec.
Everything is in its place, but Everything is everywhere
Materials: HD single-channel video on monitor, color, sound
Dimensions: 28 min. 15 sec.
The Room Expanding
Materials: 10 layers of LightJet prints collaged on board, water based lacquer
Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 40 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches
Alex having Tea
Materials: 7 layers of LightJet prints collaged on board, water based lacquer
Dimensions: 30 1/2 x 45 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches
Materials: 5 layers of Lightjet Prints collaged on board, waterbed lacquer
Dimensions: 35 3/4 x 27 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches
Alex with Wampa
Materials: 5 layers of LightJet prints collaged on board, water based lacquer
Dimensions: 32 3/4 x 22 1/4 x 2 inches
Objects that fit on a sheet of paper
Materials: stop-motion animation on iPad, color, silent, 15 sec. loop