This Way Through the Darkness
Is absence defined as the lack of presence? If she is absent, how can I feel her? I do feel her. My mother. My dream to talk to her, to reenter that home, is what fuels my work.
This Way Through the Darkness is an experiential search for the essence of my mother. I recreate fleeting impressions from our suburban home that embody my mother’s spirit and physicality. I actualize fragmented memories in sound video projections onto household objects choreographed together as one installation. Ultimately, the confluence of still and moving imagery, sound and theatricality activate the essence of my mother’s spirit allowing us to feel her presence. She, I, was there all along.