Untitled video 1; Untitled video 2, 2021. Multi-channel video (3:43).
Alexis Miranda’s work transforms the passive experience of depersonalization/derealization into an active, visceral experience that manifests through the lens. Rather than performing in person for an audience, Miranda’s work interweaves video editing into a live performance. The veneer of the fabricated surreal environments and actions become dense as no matter who is viewing the work -- whether it be the audience or artist -- witnesses a masking that serves to both attempt to hide and emphasize themes of dissociation and personal identity and its connection to American values and the destruction of leisure industry on city life.