Alexis Esquivel - Threshold / Bubbles Box

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TRYING TO SMILE WITH BUBBLES IN YOUR MOUTH, 2000, is a wooden construction in the form of a miniature house, scaled to the size of its supposed inhabitant, but lying on its side on the floor so that it more resembles a tomb. The single window allows us to see, on a small television screen, the soap-filled mouth of the inhabitant of the house lying on its side. From this position of confinement, the inhabitant is blowing bubbles and attempting to smile while doing so.