#Outwin2019

NATALIA GARCÍA CLARK

Commended

Self-Portrait
Collection of the artist
This silent video by Natalia García Clark is framed by the question: “How many steps will it take me to disappear from your perspective?” As the artist’s body enters the expansive landscape, the video camera becomes a stand-in for the viewer. García Clark then walks straight ahead, away from us, toward the horizon. This is not only a video performance of a figure walking into the distance but also a measuring tool that equates existence with being a part of someone’s field of vision. For the viewer, the subject’s steps into the distance are hard to count, and the measure of the experiment becomes the time it takes to stop seeing her. Perhaps, she is simultaneously in the process of becoming visible to someone else.