Empire State

Eloise Fornieles’ three minute film Empire State originally premiered in the group show Invitation to a Beheading (2013) at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. The video is a loop depicting the artist’s mouth breathing whilst at the top of the Empire State building during a snowstorm. The increasing speed of Fornieles’ breath and the wind whipping her hair around her countenance creates an uncomfortable situation that mimics sexual anticipation and an escalating state of anxiety.

The film is typical of Fornieles’ highly personal and at times risky body of work, characteristic of her exploration of ideas about the subconscious, the body and sexuality.

Eloise Fornieles lives and works in London.

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Empire Stateby Eloise Fornieles
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Empire State
Eloise Fornieles
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February 25, 2018
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