Woman Walking is a two-channel vertical video that reveals two perspectives of the same experience. From the back, we see what a person walking behind this woman on the street would see: a confident, sexy walk. From the front, we see a woman who is alert and tense, clutching her purse and repeatedly checking her cell phone as she watches out for potential predators and dangers. Walking alone is an unnerving, vulnerable experience that all women face occasionally in their life, if not routinely. This utterly quotidian act is too often perceived as an invitation for unsolicited attention though. My intent in making this diptych video is to draw attention to a shared experience felt by all women while communicating to anyone who may be stimulated by the video from behind to be aware of the reality of the situation happening in front.
Performed by Jessica Zyrie.
This clip is a 1:45 sample of a 8:10 two-channel video. For a link to the full video, please contact me through the contact page on this website or Instagram.
For exhibition, this piece should be projected on two separate projectors across from each other. In smaller spaces, this can be displayed on two vertically hung televisions next to each other.