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The Infinites (De Quincey's Confessions), 2007

video projection, mirror, wood, scaffolding

The Infinites is an over-sized kaleidoscope that infinitely reproduces images from Western art history's visual archive of the Far East: trade porcelain iconography, chinoiserie motifs, early photo essays, diagrams of Chinese gardens, reverse glass paintings, and illustrations of depots filled with opium. This pictorial streamof- consciousness is narrated with passages from Thomas de Quincey opium-induced memoirs and approximates the range of visual culture that would have informed de Quincey’s stereotypes and Orientalist fantasies.

Design by Thought Bubble Studios