Stranded Subject (Weekends), 2007
COLA 2007, Barnsdall Park Gallery, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, May 2007;
The Political Theological, Beale Gallery, University of California, Irvine, August 2007
8 C-print photographs, variable 40”x50”, vinyl timeline and wall text, dimensions variable
Stranded Subject (weekends), an immersive installation, digitally re-combines newspaper images to create new narratives from those that are delivered to us daily. Each of the eight photographic prints has been transformed from an archive of hundreds of images of crisis I collected from the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times delivered to my home every weekend from 2000 to 2006. A collision between public and private, political and psychological resonates through them as cultures bleed borders and compete for our attention.
A chronological timeline runs underneath the photographs and across the width of the gallery walls. This timeline represents the newspaper captions from each source image used to construct the new hybrid photographs. Whereas the timeline documents the news events chronologically and linearly, the photographs hover above in a dystopic version of history.