The Wherehouse

Installation with video, found objects, altered books, text panels, audio, spoken performance, photographs, and web page 

Revolution/Restoration II, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2004); Taipei Biennial, Taipei (2004–05)

The Wherehouse is a constellation of images, objects and annotational possibilities designed to posit a speculative archaeology of/for the present moment. It constitutes an assemblage of reflections on time, memory, movement, stasis and location in a world where some people are forced to abandon home, and others can be seen as being imprisoned by their assumptions about the stability of their present location.
 The constellation gestures to the fragility of the moorings we have in the materiality of the world we inhabit, and to our brittle certitudes about our destinies. It essays this through a sustained interaction with abandoned objects on the streets of Brussels, and a series of annotations that engage with the experiences and reflections of immigrants to Europe, many of whom live under conditions of detention.