Room 1503 in a row

2000, 6:05 min, color, sound

In this conceptual piece, Baldino examines the contextualization of art history, training her camera on a college course on modern and contemporary art. The professor delivers virtually identical lectures to three successive classes, all of which are taped by Baldino. The second class, however, watches not only the live lecture but also the tape of the first lecture, which plays on a monitor standing next to the professor. Similarly, the third class sees this event on playback, leading to a hall-of-mirrors effect in which art history's framing discourses are turned back on themselves en abyme.

Editor: David Chmura.