Timothy Jude Smith
Interior / Interior/Exterior / Exterior
Site-Specific Attic Installation (Video Projection and Fiberboard)
This nstallation is to create an environment where one may encounter a heightened sense of interiority and exteriority. The glass of the front-facing window has been whited-out, and the exterior environment has been replaced by a defocused video projection of what one might view from the attic. However, the viewer cannot fully access this exterior space, and is instead faced with a simulation of that which lies directly beyond the window. Since the viewer has come to this space from outside, there is still the recognition that an exterior space exists beyond this enveloped interior environment – it is just not visible. Thus, the viewer is presented with multiple layers of metaphor and meaning that represent varying degrees of experiencing interiority and exteriority.