ANNE MARIE WAS HERE..., 2013
Mixed media installation, monitors, table, dressed chairs
Inspired by an article written by Anne-Marie Slaughter, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All", RPM Project literally brings to the table the ongoing conversation between women and what they contend with when they juggle their personal and professional lives.
Presented in a domestic setting, a dining table is set with decadent cakes, dishes, teacups and six dressed chairs with video monitors as talking heads. Each chair represents a woman and her choices, justifications and dilemmas concerning family and professional life. One chair is left empty for the viewer to sit and participate in this interactive aural collage. An iPad replaces a plate setting, so that the guest can leave their own opinion in a virtual community.