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The desert, according to the British architecture and design theorist Reyner Bahham from the late 60’s, “…is a projection surface positioning the body as a spatialization frame”, referring to the Mojave desert in CA as a true frontier. The desert has been portrayed in hundreds of Western films including films by directors John Ford and John Huston, and in such films including Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point.

BODYPOINT references the desert and cinema utilizing colored panels and sound that frames the “whole-body” as a critical reconsidering of the experience of sheer space. It incorporates three elements, a soundtrack, poster, and a tinted window. The looped sound component is a textural soundscape used as a soundtrack and played continuously through a freestanding PA speaker mounted on a tripod.

 

Bodypoint Soundtrack Excerpt

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