The House/Home Project
was a site-specific installation executed in May 2012. This 3-floor, 6 room, photographic installation included gridded works, an installation piece, projection, video and 2 rooms as camera obscura.
This project began with a question - "how could fragments of my house captured on film somehow speak to the shifting psychological experience of the ephemeral concept of home?" As I photographed, I watched the light move through the house each day. Morning to evening, the light shifted and shaped my visual experience, creating an ever-changing landscape. I photographed the spaces and objects in my home repeatedly, amassing hundreds of photographs.
I eventually, prompted by the process of moving, emptied the the house of its contents early and placed the work within the space. I began with installing photographs taken in the house back into the rooms in which the images were first taken, tracing light's movement in past time through the physical house while considering the psychological imprints of memory within. The project expanded to include the use of the camera obscura, which turned the house itself into a camera, as well as videos and projection. Through her simple apparatus, the sunny outside world was projected upside-down on the walls of the darkened rooms. In one, the inverted house of a neighbor gained eerie clarity as the viewers eyes adjusted to the darkness. In another, a row of spindly trees became a lacy wainscoting in the rooms half-light. The inversion of interior and exterior space made the walls of the house seem conceptual and meditative instead of comfortingly solid and familiar.Amy Rahn, Critic and Writer
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