Collins Avenue and 36th Street. Miami Beach, Florida (US)
Almudena Lobera's A Sight to behold / Un espectáculo para la vista is included among the site-specific artistic commissions installed in the Faena District Miami Beach.
A large red theater curtain, installed parallel to the shore, separates and frames two facing landscapes and two different sets of looks. At back and forth, the usual visitors and beachwalkers become, by their mere presence "actors" and "spectators" depending by chance on where they are located. Their roles are confused and exchanged simultaneously, it means that those who at first glance seem to be "observers" facing the sea, become "observed" for those who walk and viceversa, because the curtain is double and identical on both sides.
The installation narrows and becomes part "event" an everyday reality in the summer on the coast, proposing a reflection on our act of being, on our ways of looking, on the interconnectedness of our bodies in space and their summer exhibition, not only under the sun but also under the view of "others."