DavidScottArmstrong
Wire (4 of 4)
2010
photolithography, digital, chine collé on rag paper
36 x 30" (paper size)
The “fourth wall” is a term derived from 19th C. theories of theatrical realism. It refers to how when an audience sits and watches a theatrical performance there is a necessary and willing suspension of disbelief. For what the audience sees before them is a stage made up of three walls (left, right and back walls). The fourth wall, as most conventional architecture as we know it indeed has four walls, has been “made” transparent, so that the audience can see into the “life” unfolding on stage. This work (printed on the front and back of two laminated sheets of paper) imagines itself as being seen, as if suspended, from behind, on the “other side” of this wall made transparent.