The Upper Room

Environmental installation at BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, 1988

The empty room is lit with slide projections and theatre lights. These lights are set on computerised dimmers which create long slow waves of light and dark; they contain templates which cast huge shadows on the walls, which mix with the shadows of viewers in the room. On facing walls the slide projections alternate--large dreamlike heads photographed through black scrim incorporating mirror images. Jenifer Smith posed for these photographs. A sound track plays with texts of dreams.