Absence is Present
Phyllis Baldino Absence is Present
Absence is Present

As a result of open-heart surgery last year, Baldino currently has a blind spot near the center of her vision. She had a “mini-stroke” during surgery, and a small air bubble landed in her visual cortex of all places. Normally Baldino does not create work that is explicitly related to her personal life, but this new series "Absence is Present" is about perception more than anything else.

Absence is Present: Dead Nature in the Dark
2010
color/silent
2:36:25 minutes (excerpt)

Luckily without the guards noticing, Baldino quickly filmed an André Derain painting “Nature Morte sur fond noir” in the Musée d’Art Moderne in Troyes, France.
Absence is Present: gone on gone (1)
2010
color/silent
2:02:26 minutes (excerpt)

This piece was shot in Marnay-sur-Seine, France.
Absence is Present: gone on gone (2)
2010
color/silent
1:31:19 minutes (excerpt)

Filmed at the Botanical Gardens in
Marnay-sur-Seine, France; they had recently burned portions of this thin piece of land within the gardens.
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