Three-Channel Video and Sound Installation - 14 min. - 2009
Shelter In Place combines video, sound, and sculpture to tell the odd story of two teenagers in Appalachia in the mid-1980s. The characters are victims of a culture of fear: The Cold War, chemical leaks, and lower middle class malaise. Despite their geographical isolation, the two teens discover a miraculous method of sharing subcultural information in a pre-internet era that eventually leads to unexpected transcendence.
Shelter In Place was created for a solo exhibition at the New American Art Union in Portland, Oregon in May 2009. The work was generously supported by a Couture Award from Ruth Ann Brown and a Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland.