March 27, 2014

2013: Kristina Paabus @ The Mission

Above: Kristina Paabus in THE SUB-MISSION for her opening reception on November 15, 2013.
Kristina Paabus
"a box for each of us"
November 15 – December 21, 2013
1431 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL

"Paabus' work investigates the use of information systems to enforce perceptions of structure and order. Through a multidisciplinary approach, she creates images, environments, and situations that straddle reality and illusion. These hybrid spatial conversations elaborate on the relationship between physical structure and an individual's perception of his or her surroundings.

In this site-specific installation, Paabus explores ideas of surveillance and control. Influenced by theater and panopticons, she examines the melding of public and private spaces. Paabus is interested in the idea of 'being watched' and the resulting perceptual effects. In a box for each of us, the panopticon is a representation of contemporary information gathering techniques, confining individuals and groups to both constant display and categorization."

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Above: Kristina Paabus' installation "a box for each of us" in THE SUB-MISSION on November 15, 2013.
Images (1-2) November 15, 2013;
Copyright Paul E. Germanos.

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