a Parade with Two Masks'
(Alf, Hamlet of Shellness, Isle of Sheppey, UK and Stefan, Roosevelt
Island, New York)
80 slide carousel slide projection,
As part of Design for a Carnival, Chodzko’s series of three 80 x 35mm slide projections (Pattern for a Procession with Two Masks, 2007, Guide for a Parade with Two Masks and Plan for a Parade with Two Masks both 2004) each propose a route for the viewer, alternating between the ‘wearing’ of one mask filter and another, and between one location and another. At each site Chodzko was led by a guide, often a child, or a stranger, on a meandering path through their territory. The final sequence is a proposition for a possible parade route, impossible to fulfill physically because of its vacillation, therefore existing as deferral, a suggestion, and an experience of a carnival procession that might therefore operate in the relationship between art object and viewer.