The Whole House in Flames
2003
C-print
24” x 18”

The Whole House in Flames, is a series of 14 images that record the physical transformation of a room in a private dwelling. During the different stages of the room’s transformation, hand-written text and slide projections were used as means to create a literal and visual narrative relating to the history of the space. The slides projected were images of the room in its original state and when projected onto the window shade acted like a mirror reflection. The text that was written and partially erased from the walls related to the personal experiences of the narrator, the people who presently lived in the house and those of the previous owner. The installation deals with aspects of time and memory and the use of photography to metaphorically addresses the physical distance between past and present.