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Surrogacy.. Surrogate Place

Madison LaVallee, a fellow graduate student in mixed media at SUNY Albany, and I collaborated this last week to create an interactive installation. We called it Surrogate Place.... Make It Your own. The exhibition involved three stages, or sets, designed to operate as domestic interiors. We created specifically three shared spaces of a home; a kitchen, outdoor space, basement, and living room. In perfect Project Runway fashion, we then provided an accessory wall and "domestic directives" for groups and individuals to follow for specific allotted times.
The project was design as a research project for us, but also as something the viewer could relate to and take home with them. Why do we place things in the places we do? Where do our things really belong? How does your understanding of an object shape the way it is used or misused?

Video and photos of the manipulated spaces to follow!





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