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View of “Dylan Mira,” 2019.

View of “Dylan Mira,” 2019.

Dylan Mira

Park View/Paul Soto

“The word in Korean for shaman means ‘ten thousand spirits,’ as in to be in conversation with. In Chinese, ‘ten thousand things’ means the infinite,” explained the artist Dylan Mira through a recording, her voice disembodied as if she were another ghost haunting this spectral space. In her first exhibition with Park View/Paul Soto in Los Angeles, Mira fluttered through time and space with personal tales, physics theories, mythology, and history, all wrapped into a video installation demonstrating (as she puts it in a recent biography) “bodies making language through the thickness of time.” Everything exuded a cryptic spiritual purpose, as if setting the stage for an esoteric ritual during which one might speak with the ten thousand spirits within and outside of us.

A poltergeist in the machine of an infrared camera scattered the images that now unfold across two screens and cut them with

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