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2018 Annual Conference

Philadelphia

March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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H. Jennings Sheffield

SPE Member since 2010
Member Chapter: South Central

Transitory Spaces

Transitory Spaces is a collaborative room installation by H. Jennings Sheffield and Gissette Padilla. It investigates the idea of time and physical and psychological space through light and projections. Their work explores different facets of perceived spaces and layered images.  Padilla creates the physical space utilizing vertical strips of translucent fabric that hang from the ceiling.  She screen prints layered images and patterns onto the fabric.  These patterns represent the noise and static that is created in the mind as if to fill in the gaps of a memory.  H. Jennings Sheffield then projects videos and sound of recontextualized personal memories and appropriated family imagery onto the fabrics. The multiple projections of imagery and sound overlap and distort the visual space. The projected imagery begins to fill in the missing information and characters in Padilla's created spaces and joint moments in time are created.  

Upon entering the space, the viewer is encompassed by the projection and are asked to walk around and explore the space. As the viewer explores and interacts with the created space and characters, they too become part of the memory.

Transitory Spaces

Transitory Spaces

Transitory Spaces

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