Interior Projections

1983 - 1998


One day I projected an old family slide on a wall in my apartment. There I was as a child, looming like a ghost. The floating image had a dream/nightmare-like quality, and I felt as if I were making a memory materialize. These images from my past were immensely evocative. The rooms became a stage, and the projections of family photographs the players. The superimposed "projections" form the visual analogue for psychological and emotional states. Using several projectors to project slides of my family photographs, I created installations specifically for the vantage point of the camera. [view series]


I discuss this work in "Fragments and Past Lives," in Gender and Culture in the 1950s edited by Deborah Nelson, WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly), 2005