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Cécile B. Evans, Hyperlinks or it didn’t happen, 2014, HD video, color, sound, 22 minutes 30 seconds.

Cécile B. Evans

Seventeen

Cécile B. Evans, Hyperlinks or it didn’t happen, 2014, HD video, color, sound, 22 minutes 30 seconds.

Cécile B. Evans’s recent exhibition “Hyperlinks” centered on a roughly twenty-three-minute looped video, Hyperlinks or it didn’t happen, 2014, which was shown in the corner of the gallery on a flat screen positioned in front of a carpet. The carpet was an invitation to sit down, put on a pair of headphones, and engage with “Phil,”a digitally animated dead ringer for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who narrates a vast exploration of how grief is transmitted, circulated, and archived through digital culture. Donning the headphones felt like an act of connection in which the physical space of the gallery—littered with works that expanded on the video content, including a limited-edition copy of Softness, a beauty oil created by Evans and artistic platform Studio Leigh—was conjoined with a digital world that collapses time and space, not to mention matter and memory.

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