Apartment 34

Apartment 34: Parallel Construction is a reconstruction from memory of the apartment in Moscow, Soviet Union where I grew up in the 1970’s. The floor of the installation and all of the objects in it serve as surfaces for the video footage projected into the space. The video describes my family’s adaptations to a controlling state like publishing banned books on a typewriter, placing a pillow on a phone or writing a letter to someone sitting next to them. As a person walks through this installation they might find their shadow mingling with the video images of the people that inhabited it years ago on another continent or find their own reflection in a mirror someone once used.