Maggie Cardelùs

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In her work, Maggie Cardelùs investigates photography and its relationship to memory. She has created many sculptures or installations made from large surfaces of cut-up photographs, in which the image becomes lost in the tangles of strips of paper. Her most recent exhibition was quite different. She has begun using video, which has radically transformed not so much the thinking behind her work as its effect on the viewer. The first work one saw, the installation Looking for time (all works 2007), includes an eighteen-minute video loop in which time is “made present,” almost physically perceptible. Its point of departure is a 1996 photograph that shows the artist in a room; she is taking the photo while standing in front of a mirror. The video explores this image using a digital editing program that simulates slow pans and zooms, as if a camera were probing the depicted space in long

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