One Beside Another is a conceptual series which attempts to reveal the presence in the absence of something else. An installation consisting of photographs displayed with the video titled Words Worn, Anew— this project focused on the story of .....at you learn about someone else when his or her space is emptied out.
When you remove clutter, you learn what is the essence of what is really there, whether it is physical or emotional, one the essence in absenteeism.
The coupling of the photographs and the video is an attempt to show the presence in absence; through a mind (one with dementia) and a house (in a state of being emptied).The video is a black screen with the voice of an older woman speaking. Simultaneously text begins to type across the bottom of the screen, as if both subtitles and written thought. The voice and the typed words describe the same events, sometimes in sync and other times colliding in fact, allowing a truer meaning to arise.
G2/Project Space, Chicago, ILFor the initial exhibition, fifteen 12 x 18" mounted archival inkjet