Three boxy Sony televisions sat on white pedestals of diminishing heights, positioned along a diagonal axis within the white cube of the gallery. On each screen, looping video segments depicted another white cube, inside of which two women were trapped. Dressed in white undergarments that contrasted starkly with their dark skin, they moved in sync within their confines, looking alternately up at the ceiling, around at the surrounding walls, or out at the viewer, who was made conscious of her position within a comparably claustrophobic space.
The video piece, She Fell from Normalcy, 2016, is the second component of Christie Neptune’s project “Eye of the Storm,” 2014–16, and was also the centerpiece of her solo show at Rubber Factory. As the title implies, the series is an attempt to understand external chaos from within a tightly delineated inner space, or to apprehend the constrictions
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