THE DETACHED OBSERVER

The Detached Observer

Mixed media installation

Commissioned by Labspace studios for Sculpting New Reads, part of the Word on the Street Literary Festival

2014

“Then, every once in a while, I’d sit back and think about what someone else would make about that little slice of my own life - if they were to take the part where I was sitting in a crumbling cabin, what kind of person would they decide I was?” - Russell Wangersky

Connecting separate items on a shopping list can reveal what someone intends to make for dinner, a fragment of their life, the same can be done with a room full of items, scraps, and furnishings ordered in a particular way. This collection reveals much about a character, who is simultaneously present and absent and the fictional space turns audience member into voyeur as they decipher clues as to who might belong there.