Photography by Anne Marie Evans
David DeSalvo and John Marcucci Trafficking
Statement by DeSalvo and Marcucci: On each screen of plastic an image is projected and can be viewed only from a side angle. Straight on, the image is obliterated into a pattern of color and light. The installation provides an opportunity to view images in different ways and from different physical positions in the act of viewing. Trafficking projects the images of Khmer and Kachin people by photographs processed in the media of slides transferred to a digital video format. The intent of projecting these images in the old media of slide projections exaggerates how quickly technologies change. It amplifies the precarious nature of information being archived and preserved, and how the information lost or distorted can alter our understanding of past experiences and history. Trafficking focuses on the aspect of changing technology in the manner of how it can distort perceptions of people and their lives. Thus, these images are distorted by their projection on three layers of clear plastic and one sold white plastic screen. The light of the projector creates interplay of light and color–a prism to explore.