The Congregation
2013

This work was made during a residency that took place in Foligno, Umbria in Italy. Here I discovered two religious spaces, one a modernist church the other a temporary structure used during an earthquake in 1997. Both selected structures did not instantly appear to be churches and could be considered alienating, uncanny empty spaces. Focusing on plants, seating and technology in order to highlight such tendencies, I created a slideshow of the modernist church, which was projected onto the fa├žade of the temporary structure. I wanted to play with the idea of revealing a place through the isolation of individual objects in order to magnify how certain architectures/interiors can impose an atmosphere or presence on a community. This experience taught me the importance of site and how history and nature coincide.

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