Sudden loss, transition and change prompted me to repeatedly photograph the newly quiet landscape of my home.
Eventually, I emptied out the rooms and installed the photographs back into each room, creating a site-specific installation that moved the participant through the emotional and physical landscape of "house" and "home". Photographs were deconstructed and rebuilt and visual clues led viewers through the rooms, from the main floor living room and kitchen, up into the attic bedroom and finally down into the basement.
These photographs are the installation images from the House/Home Project, created in May 2012. This 3-floor, 6 room installation included photographs, projection, video and 2 rooms where the house itself became the camera.
For more images from the photographic series that led to this installation, see the project "Mornings and Evenings".
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 viewer’s eyes adjusted to the darkness. In another, a row of spindly trees became a lacy wainscoting in the room’s 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