For our July window display we used four collages that centered around the theme 'Independence.' We then used found objects to stage the surrounding window as the collage artist's studio , with the collages hanging above a small work table. We took video of the whole process and the resulting movie was projected on the installation's translucent backdrop. The faded, antique American flag placed in the corner furthers the Independence Day theme while simultaneously recalling our country's past and begging questions.
Are people as independent as they used to be? Do we injure our independence with our eagerness to purchase mass produced products instead of making our own?
For us, this installation precurses the opening of our annex gallery and showcases our decision to dream, build and create. It is a declaration of our independence and an invitation for everyone to explore their own. -æ