ORBIS TERTIUS (Hlaer-to-Jangr)
This short film is derived from site-specific exhibition that took place at Gallery ICA Baltimore in May & June of 2021. It extended over the entirety of the North Avenue Market space, including a giant storage area full of detritus, a labyrinth-like basement, and an abandoned bowling alley. It was experienced in a pitch dark environment only lightened by the artwork itself. Coupled with fog, scents, sound, and projected videos, it creates a multi-sensory experience that offers a post-apocalyptic vision of Baltimore’s architecture, history and future. The exhibition is a direct allusion to the short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis, Tertius by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. The experience is allegorical to the story, intended to show the exact point where his world and mine converge.