Rachel Hines

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Video projection that allows the viewer, if positioned at the center of  the screen, to feel as though they are flying. An onlooker might catch a glimpse of this person positioned so that the projection is interrupted by the viewer’s body, appearing to have wings extending from the centerline of their back.

Flight has always been an instinct of mine. The notions of weightlessness, escape, and freedom have always attracted me. However, when living in the Middle East, this freedom felt entirely privileged.  As a U.S. citizen we are welcomed in most countries. For a Middle Eastern man or woman, travel — and more importantly, escape — is not always an option. This video was made from a series of flights on my way home, a place not associated with a specific country, but with a sense of belonging.

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