O U T S I D E [ I N ]
He redeemed my soul from going down to the pit, and I will live to enjoy the light. (Job 33:28)
People around the world are abused and manipulated every second. The abusers
are often the most “unlikely” people, those who are upstanding in the community and
could “never hurt a fly”. The victims are trapped in their own “homes” and their worlds
are turned upside down. They dream about what others are doing. They constantly
think if life is really what they endure, or if others are living life the way it should be.
The victims inside long to be outside, where the others are. The victims long to be
The images in Outside[In] are long exposure photographs of projections created by
camera obscuras in residential spaces. This is done by blacking out all of the
windows in the room to produce complete darkness. Then a small hole is cut in the
cloth and covered with a precut aperture. The exterior projects through the point of
conversion and onto the surfaces within the space. The photographs are then
digitally processed and printed in correlating scales to the intimacy that the room
holds. The end result shows a disoriented moment in a victim’s psyche. As if a person is
curled up in the space envisioning what life would be like on the outside.
The installation of the bedroom is incorporated for the viewers to be immersed in a
space where the outside and the inside meet. The white furniture and decor reflects
the innocence of the abused. The interior is flooded with the outside world that the
entrapped yearn to escape. A place where they are no longer captive. A place
where they are redeemed. A place where only redemption and innocence remain;
where they can live to enjoy the light.