The whole is more than the sum of its parts
This installation is an immersive sensory experience into the representations of a bathhouse. The audio within the space is directed to deflect from one side of the room, off the wall, and into another direction. It encourages the viewer to explore the space. Throughout the space, I have left objects that reference the bathhouse, and the body within it. Towels, and vessels of which would be filled with water, and used to shower another person's body are illuminated by light. It is at the same time, erotic, political, historical and utopic. Focused on theories of queer utopia, the bathhouse is and was a site of contended utopia; inaccessible to POC, particular and hierarchical. The light installation performs on its own, as the wind pushes the light source, reflections dance across the walls. The work performs its dance, while the viewer watches an otherwise indeterminate collection of found objects, somehow the reflections seem organic, reminiscent of reflections of water or northern lights.