Whether in North or South, the national citizen living under world trade decisions and multi-national corporations must respond to forces as distant/immediate and implacable as physical laws. Globalization, a board-room word, fractures exponentially into multiple localizations as what was imagined becomes concrete things created by living workers at almost invisible distance from the banking and distribution systems which order their work. Manufacturing continues its move southwards as money moves north, the uneven warp and weft of this weave obscuring its dangerous pattern within the rich finished cloth.
My installation, responsive to these forces, electronically enmeshed in their inevitability, will ask what might happen if silence were speech. On the south wall, an articulate screen will respond under images projected from the north. The nature of the images, the women imaged, the computer chips and plugs and wires which bring all together here, these are made as invisible as electronic money transfers. Only the effect remains, a smooth colorful lie holding in its intersections the hard little pixels of our interconnected truth.