About Face Installation
Video: Interview with Gabriela Mayorga of Sombra Media of "About Face" and the Breaking Rag Project during the installation at Cape Fear Regional Theatre with the world premier of the play, "Downrange: Voices from the Homefront."
Video: Walk-through video of the 1st iteration of "About Face"
Below: Still images of the "About Face" installation as exhibited at Pacific Northwest College of Art in August 2015.
“About Face” is an installation exploring the life of the military family, inspired by own experience. This installation first opened at Pacific Northwest College of Art in August 2015. It is a transient exhibit, and was most recently featured at Cape Fear Regional Theatre to accompany the significant events surrounding the world premier of the play, Downrange: Voices from the Homefront.
Iterations of this installation are slated for exhibition at Campbell House in Moore County, NC in June 2017, and at Artspace Raleigh for September 2018.
About Face began in 2012 and continues to evolve. It explores the impact of military service from the viewpoint of "home." The installation is arranged to resemble the setting of a family home, and can be altered as needed to fit the provided space.
It is an intimate look at a military family, using photography, documentary, printmaking and handmade paper as a medium for opening conversation about the difficult, complex and contradictory life of military service.
Photographs, sound and video clips, and paper casts of military and domestic objects serve as devices for storytelling in this installation. The handmade rag paper used in this work is created from a combination of worn military uniforms donated by the subjects, and my daughter’s baby clothes. This combination represents the conflicting worlds of 'service verses family' and 'culpability verses innocence'.
If you are interested in showing this work, please contact me.