Dream Girl and Two Old Ghosts

Dream Girl and Two Old Ghosts

Dream Girl

Dream Girl and a Few Old Ghosts – Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia

Installation centered around a transparent female display torso and its projected shadow. A film projector illuminated the torso and provided power to rotate it via a long drive belt. The walls of the space were covered with translucent castings of the torso lit from behind like wall sconces.

As a viewer entered the space, proximity sensors would activate the projector causing the shadow to appear and begin turning. If the viewer came too close to the figure, the light would go out causing the Dream to slip out of reach.