Saturday, November 10 - 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Visual Arts Building (Building 17)
Presenting several bodies of images, I examine the relationships of architecture and the body through former homes, prisons and plantations. Underlying my investigations are a concern that the interior is not only a container of time, but also a receptacle of past actions and energy, which may become imprinted and may be perceived to be active on the space long after its inhabitants' have departed. These varied architectural spaces reflect binary oppositions such as absence/presence, freedom/confinement and inside/outside through the absence of a situated body yet the substitution of the camera's viewpoint. They all share the potential as examples of power manifested in architecture and how as humans we respond to this phenomenon through our behavior and how the residue of this may be palpable in the space itself.
All photographic works speak to a view that aims for an awareness of compassion for those that survived and to a journey that has come full circle; from house to prison cell to the symbiosis of an experience of both home as prison. These images visualize trauma and healing as I draw attention to the issues of abuse, societies ineffectual management of 'correction' and a revisionist history of recognition of a possible reconciliation.