In dialogue with the dingy surroundings, this site-specific installation illustrates various ideas of 'clean' and the obsessive hiding and covering of dirtiness. The shower becomes an observation chamber for those outside and a place of vulnerability for the person inside. Confined to the shower, sound and light trigger memories and associations in the viewer's mind, transforming the familiar to the unfamiliar.

 

INDIANAPOLIS INSTALLATION FESTIVAL
4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Liz Nofziger ©1999