Weeping Steamer Trunk (2010)
From "Baggage Allowance"
sound and video installation with found objects
An antique steamer trunk stands open with a blurred moving image pulsating through a cameo-shaped display. As the visitor opens the various drawers, images come into focus and audio is heard through speakers embedded in the trunk’s upholstery. Objects tucked in the drawers also become visible when the drawers are opened. A variety of objects are revealed including a tiny model of a Victrola, a drawer filled to the top with hair, an old throat ice bag, a small locket containing photos of my parents, a pair of white gloves, and a drawer filled with the old family photos.