WELCOME TO THE NEW PARADISE (PUBLIC COLOSSAL)
#11 Building, Barry Rd, Governors Island, New York, NY
Sep. 18 - Oct. 3, 2009
PUBLIC COLOSSAL takes place in a house on Governors Island, which Barrio has transformed into a personal jungle. The first room features the main video, "Welcome to the New Island." The video, a mixing of film and animation, places two women in a tropical setting, where pink bombs explode in the background, perhaps indicative of the bombs exploding beyond our own borders that do not serve to separate us from our own paradises. Another room presents a series of photographs with stereogram-like inscriptions, such as "Public" and "Colossal" etched over lushy jungles.