Panning Annex (Albert)


Ricci Albenda ( American, 1966 )

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General Description

Ricci Albenda's video projection, a 360-degree panning loop, creates a trompe l'oeil extension of the gallery where one half of the space appears to shift and warp. The apparent shape, depth, and scale of the gallery are continuously distorted. While the illusion doesn't last for long, the work destabilizes the viewer's perceptions and triggers a sense of instability. Somewhere between falling for the illusion and making sense of the projection, Albenda says, is where one gets to experience "more than one reality."

Adapted from

Anna Katherine Brodbeck, ed., TWO X TWO X TWENTY: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 2018, 127.