The Other White Box
(installation)
66 Motel
Eugene, OR
2007

The Other White Box

2007

The Other White Box was a 24 hour collaborative performance/installation with Colin Williams at the 66 Motel in Eugene, OR. From the moment of check-in, we gave ourselves 24 hours to conceive, develop and create an installation within the confines of a motel room. Based on the resources we had available and our joint interest in the emptiness and griminess of the hotel room, we decided on an installation that highlighted those aspects of the room. The final installation consisted of two television screens placed in the middle of the room, with a split image of a lamp turned on. In addition, recorded sound piped through speakers filled the space with the ambient noise of the train that passes within 15 feet of the room several times a day. All of the room’s original contents were shoved into the bathroom.
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