People in the Window

David Hoffos
2014
Mixed Media
$75,000

This work is on a long-term loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. The People in the Window is a three-channel silent video and mixed media installation, presenting a ghostly illusion of presence and movement in a darkened window.

This site-specific intervention in the Casa display window combines and develops some of the illusion techniques that David Hoffos has been experimenting with for the past 20 years. The video portraits were shot in July 2014 at the South Country Fair, Fort Macleod’s long-running yearly music and arts festival. “Within this casual and friendly atmosphere I found a diverse group of participants that I hoped would suggest both a tight-knit “family” or sub-culture and also a cross-section of their larger community,” says Hoffos.

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