Lichenvison: Lakeside Home, Leaf Litter Living Room, & Zoom Date

Lichenvision: Leaf Litter Living Room, Lakeside Home, & Zoom Date
Deconstructed and dyed vintage textiles, crocheted yarn; painted wood, Zoom video
4.5" diameter per panel, video loops: 11:52 & 8:29, Cranbrook Art Museum, May 2021

Over the course of several months during the winter of 2021, I built a room-sized textile environment in my Bloomfield Hills, MI apartment. At the same time, and all throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I have regularly taken walks next to Crystal Lake, at the former site of the Lakeside Homes projects in Pontiac. Meanwhile, I began to see the ubiquitous Zoom interface, and the connections with others therein, as its own tangentially physical space, which I have actively employed over the past year as a performative medium.This two channel video and textile diptych has been a way for me to distill and share my work and experiences in these spaces—within these tactile, ephemeral worlds—in this time of isolation and introspection—through an ever-present digital lens.

Photography by Brian Kovach, Melissa Webb, Sylvain Malfroy-Camine, and Elizabeth Shoby