2407 - The House inside My Head, 2011-2012

Seven segment video installation, 10 x 10 x 15 ft. house, hair, clothesline, clothespins, and white sheets.

 

Folding laundry is a repetitive and constant chore throughout the timeline of our lives. This multi-media installation transforms this domestic ritual from mundane to the ethereal, evoking thoughts that surface during these quiet moments into a meditational trance.

Presented as an iconic white house but with hair bursting from the attic vent, this installation is designed with a black box interior, inviting the viewer to experience a multi-sensory scenario. The seven segment video presents the ritual of folding laundry --performed by three generations of women-- as layers of consciousness bubble up to the surface in this universal act.

 

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