2022; Mixed Media Video Installation (Handmade paper building, digital video, projection mapping software, pico projector)

During a student exchange/residency in Bremen, Germany, in 2022, I was researching how 16th-century architecture is based on Vitruvian mathematics and, by extension, the dimensions of the white, able, male body (i.e., Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man). I considered how my female, disabled body was not what these original architects had in mind and sought to find ways to insert myself into that narrative. In this small-scale installation, I created videos of myself pretending to be elements of architecture (an arch, a column, etc.) and then projected them onto a handmade paper replica of Bremen’s town hall, which dates back to the 16th century.

This film was created using a Fisher Price PXL 2000 which was then transferred to digital and composed.

Untitled (To Bear the Weight) #2