Magali Duzant is an artist based in New York exploring notions of transcendence, personal experiences made collective, and the language of the unknown. Utilizing projections, photographs, installations, and text her works plumb desire for otherworldly events, intimacy across distances, both digital and physical, whilst examining the act of looking as a matter of faith and belief. The philosopher Gilles Deleuze has said that “…the screen is where direct confrontations take place between the past and the future.” We cannot experience a physical space without the reflection of what we have seen, known, and felt. In A Clearing In The Woods, 1969/2012, the installation becomes both the image and the phenomenon of creating the image – the dust in the projected stream of light, the whirr of the machine’s fan, the glare of it’s bulb. The “truth” of a space is examined through the refraction of memory; as the slide begins to decay the image changes, becoming a ghost of what it once was.
Magali Duzant has exhibited internationally, most recently at Beijing Design Week and the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, MA. Recent shows include Emergent Systems at Harbor in Brooklyn, NY and MFA NOW at the Siskind Gallery at the Visual Studies Workshop. She was an artist-in-residence at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA from 2011-2012. She is currently an MFA candidate at Parsons The New School for Design.