inside his mind

Jim Riley

2009, 03:16 minutes, colour, English


“inside his mind” began with the artist’s reflections after a day of bicycling with his fourteen year old nephew. In this artistic investigation about the beginning of the transition from boy to man, Riley blends documentary evidence and social commentary. A boy's face appears, bringing us closer and closer to him until we are able to see inside his eye and his mind. Once inside his mind, we see a slowly moving image moving towards us. Four symbolic words appear, one at a time, and then vanish. The image passes us by. The boy, himself, fades away.

2 versions: looped single channel installation (2:59) or single channel with credits (3:16) for screening.

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