The Horizontal Mode of a Waking Life

The Horizontal Mode of A Waking Life considers the lives of food and objects, relocating them from their original contexts and functions in order to call attention to the unremarkable, as well as to the possible ways in which they interact with each other. These displaced, recontextualized objects prompt the viewer to imaginatively reconstruct fictional narratives describing the owner’s life. By defamiliarizing the ordinary and exposing the barely recognized traces of desire and absurdity, I create new ways of perceiving habitual existence.