DOUBLED UP IN YOUR IMAGE
Doubled Up in Your Image is a body of work that together composes an immersive, interactive video sculpture installation. Participants are invited to enter this post-traumatic impression of a bedroom, composed of sculptures, videos, paintings, sounds, and scents that manifest the insidious effects of internalized traumas into an encompassing experience.
Through the installation’s implied narrative, omnipresent ghosts, and emotionally taught atmosphere, my hope is to at once acknowledge the reality of traumatic experience, and use that validation as a means of supporting participants in their journey towards recovery. Doubled Up in Your Image suggests “your pain is real, it is warranted, and you need and deserve validation and support” through its immersive environment and direct interaction with participants.
KEY COLLABORATORS: Keyhan Kamelian: Sound Designer, Nick Johnson: Co-carpenter, Adam Carboni: Cinematographer, Susan Cornner: Cellist
ABOVE: participants interact with the Narciss/us vanity mirrors on opening night
CENTER: full installation view
ABOVE: Get Out of My Room sconce light in action
LEFT: Clip from Exhaust, single-channel video w/ soundscape, projected inside the Bed/ Cave