uPON REFECTION, THE LAST YEAR HAS BROUGHT MANY THINGS…
This body of work began in December of 2020, amidst the worst of the pandemic when fear and isolation were at an all time high. Out of a need to press forward, and get to the root of the world’s climate and its effect on me during this time I decided to look inward, to reach for my most vulnerable moments that led to my survival over the last year.
I present to you an immersive experience that represents the inner most comfort of the darkest places from within, the place we reach to for comfort in the moments where we are merely surviving.
A place where our outer experiences are preserved only as memory; creating an internal landscape that the mind uses to remember, to heal, to forget. As we look inward we travel this internal space complied of nostalgia, memories, and unforgettable moments good and bad.
2020 was a year of red
As we wandered our internal landscape, forced to look to be with ourselves in an unprecedented way during the pandemic…
We spent more time alone, more time confined, and the essence of time itself became a distorted concept that we only experienced through the lens of missed events; birthdays, holidays, and the break down of our daily routines.
Forced to spend time with versions of our self that had less healthy outlets, less coping mechanisms.
I firmly believe that anyone who lived through the past year learned something about themselves;
an now we can share this installation as a moment of catharsis as we all try to take the next step forward together.
This piece is largely inspired by the parallels between Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”
and the historical event that was COVID-19.
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