My Back Your Front
Installation view in the Wallach Gallery, New York, NY.
My Back Your Front.
Two-channel HD video with stereo sound, arranged in the corner.
16 minutes, looped. 2016.
Sound design by Gisburg.
MY BACK YOUR FRONT follows two characters, one based in Delhi, the other in New York, as they try to meet up in an alternate universe in which the internet is conceived as navigable real space, allowing for physical encounters. In this tactile digital landscape, people can find each other using the logos on websites as landmarks.
The video weaves in and out of the space of the system that allows for this tangible online navigation, and the lives of the characters on the outside of this interface, in their “real” lives.
© 2019 Sara Stern