Where are the boundaries of your flesh and who determines them? How do we effect our surroundings? What is revealed from our actions? In “Reveal,” Angela Pujolas stretches, separates, and ducks the hot pink extensions of her frame imagining and opening alternative and simultaneous worlds of vivid color.

REVEAL creates an alternate and simultaneous reality as a form of resistance and hope through the re-purposing of artifacts.

REVEAL creates alternate and simultaneous realities as a form of resistance and hope through the re-purposing of artifacts through the use of key-framing and the use of components of Extending the Body’s live performance including a similar sound-structure, props such as the long elastic cords, and location.

The work begins blurry to play with our vision, quickly coming into focus with the title and then fading back out. Each quick cut jumps to another black and white world, reveals another part of the grounding shot (the winding road and ELS of Angela), a black and white road, a pink lake.

The reveal of pink, a color not associated with nature, as a road, a river, the elastic cords, evokes ideas of alternate worlds, climate change, and/or questions if we are really seeing what we think we see.
The matrix-y sound—a beautiful futuristic waver—is a manipulated sample from a paintbrush in the VR experience “Tilt Brush”.
The whispers, questioning the world and body represented, “Is your body captive?” come in as Anglea looks over her shoulder establishing a relationship between the text whispers and the character, Angela.
The layering of footage at different timed intervals allowed for a similar questioning of time—blurring the edges of what is known and unknown.