Neil Goldberg
Surfacing
Single channel video installation
2010-2011
15:00 min
Silent

Surfacing stitches together images of passengers emerging from the New York City subway into the tumult of the street. I was drawn to the vulnerability I saw on their faces — the look of perplexity and disorientation linking an otherwise wildly diverse selection of people. Yet, for me, this piece speaks just as much to recuperation as it does to bewilderment, as one person after another finds his or her bearings and walks out of the frame.