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Glass House Cinema
Glass House Cinema
plexiglass, video projection
2004

Javier Cambre’s time-based Glass House Cinema deals with film, popular culture, human behavior, memory, and its relationship to architecture. The transparent,
rectangular glass container with its severe black pedestal resembles a Minimalist form. It becomes the arena for (a silent fragment from) the artist’s video Paseante (Passerby) to unfold—a solitary female figure wandering aimlessly inside the buildings on the University of Puerto Rico campus (designed by Heinrich Klumb in the 1960s). The juxtaposition of the fixed cube and the interior bluish glow of the looped projection calls to mind T.S. Eliot’s verse from his
“Burnt Norton”:
“Time present and time past /
Are both perhaps present in time future.”

-Elaine King, Sculpture Magazine