"In bed"is an installation based around projected imagery of a woman sleeping on a bed. As a person climbs onto the bed the woman moves toward them, coming close enough only to cuddle with them. If the viewer moves toward her, she moves away. If they move further from her she rolls closer.
The installation aims to create a scenario that gives multiple perspectives. It plays with the dynamics of coming home to an empty bed wishing someone was there versus coming home to a bed with someone waiting for you.
In one sense, there is an illusion of someone there. In another, there is ultimately no one really there. However, both of these scenarios exist in the same space at the same time. The installation aims to inspire the viewer to think about the feelings of loneliness, intimacy and affection related to this context.
I was brought to this idea after spending the past academic year and extremely busy with school, having very little time for a social life. I spent many nights coming home to an empty bed and started to think about the comfort of coming home to someone waiting for you asleep in your bed. I wanted to play with the serenity of a person sleeping and the dynamics of climbing into bed with someone who is happy to have you join them.