Three-channel video installation, mylar, acrylic mirror
The installation Embedded in You combines video and mirror to break with the standard 16:9 format of the screen. Mirrors are used as a device to reflect and distort the moving image creating an environment that requires the viewer’s first hand experience. By loosening conventional narratives associated with the moving image the viewer has to take a self-directed approach to the reading of the work. For Davidson, this takes the viewer away from being a passive consumer of information and allows for a collaborative process to occur where the viewer actively takes part in determining and editing the work. Embedded in You aims to place the act of self-reflection at the center of this investigation highlighting how consciousness is always attempting to analyse and bring order to experience.