One Beside Another
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
G2/Project Space, Chicago, IL
For the initial exhibition, fifteen 12 x 18" mounted archival inkjet photographs were displayed with the video Words Worn, Anew.
The coupling of the photographs and the video is an attempt to show the presence in absence; through a mind (one with dementia) and a house (in a state of being emptied).
The video is a black screen with the voice of an older woman speaking. Simultaneously text begins to type across the bottom of the screen, as if both subtitles and written thought. The voice and the typed words describe the same events, sometimes in sync and other times colliding in fact, allowing a truer meaning to arise.