The Noir Character, 1949

The Noir Character, 1949
A video installation by Paul Echeverria.
Exhibited at The New School Arts Festival: Noir. April 1-8, 2011.

The Noir Character, 1949 links spectators to the golden age of Noir cinema. By projecting images directly onto the viewer, the work assumes a new visual construct of Noir characterization. Participants are asked to evaluate the complexity of the mirrored image and to internalize thematic consequences. Similar to their cinematic counterparts, the audience is immersed in a palette of night/day, light/dark, and good/evil configurations. Ultimately, the work fluctuates between the alienated protagonists located inside and outside of the projected frame line.

Special thanks to Christiane Paul, Christopher Trice, and Santino Lo for their assistance with this project.