Walking Through the
installation piece engages regional and racial stereotypes as a critique on
perceptions of the urban experience. It is about moving though an urban space
and suddenly feeling unsettled. Whether it is a familiar space or one that is
new to us, at times we have a sensation that tells us we are suddenly not in a
safe place anymore. This uses this
experience of feeling threatened to evoke a visceral memory in the viewer and
allow them to consider their own similar experiences.
This installation engages
participants on multiple levels and provides a different experience at
different times of the day as well as inside and outside the architectural
space of the building. During the bright daytime hours, it is a graphic
portrait and silhouette piece that describes apprehension. After dark the video
component is engaged and the setting for the piece reveals itself, giving life and
movement to the installation.