photo booth images, gel transfer, slide frames, 3 projectors
The harsh light of overhead projectors illuminates gel transfer slides containing self-portraits. They expose boredom, self-evaluation, grief, intoxication, fatigue, and moments of delight, among others. They are subtle moments that show how the individual self changes at all times. These images seek to counter the projections of personality that are used in the public sphere with real, and unabashed imagery of intimate moments. The audience is able to move the slides around, making groupings of emotions, or seemingly random patterns of personal history. The engagement of the viewer reveals how we can relate human to human through small moments, but it also shows the effect outside influences have on the way in which individuals project who they are.