Of Other Spaces, 2022- Ongoing

Of Other Spaces is a body of video and photographic works that explore liminal and heterotopic spaces. The works focus on the ruptures of and need for a redefinition of social connections. These pieces look at the TWA Hotel, a monument to 1960’s American ideals of the nuclear family, capitalism, travel, and leisure, juxtaposed with The Pines Resort, an abandoned “family” resort in upstate New York, and the concrete mines and plants that created and developed these sites. Thus, the work examines the extraction of New York’s natural resources to build edifices whose original ethics of community decay while their insistence on their outdated values persists. Pointing forward, the pieces hope to posit new sites of resistance. By making visible the decay and alienation of these structures, the videos and photos imagine inclusionary futures.

Produced by, Andrea Merkx
Cinematography by, Andrea Merkx, Jess Bennet
Editing by Andrea Merkx, Laine Rettmer
Sound by, Mike Flannery
Foley by, Max Adolf

This work was supported by an invited residency at the Vermont Studio Center

Exhibitions 2022/2023:

-CreaTures Festival, Sevilla, Spain
-Freedoms Found and Made, Wonzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
-Period, Massachusetts Now, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
-QUEERwekrs, curated by Stamatina Gregory, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT