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You Belong to Me 


HD Video installation with surround sound
2015/ 2018

12' x 6' x 9'

You Belong to Me is an immersive installation that combines video, performance, and synthetic fringe. It is the first artwork in the Sapphic Serenade series. 

 

For You Belong to Me, a single figure is projected through five curtains of pink fringe that are suspended from the ceiling. Similar to a bird in a cage, the figure serenades viewers by lip synching the original lyrics from The Duprees 1952 song, “You belong to Me” as a looping performance. The repetitious slowing of time creates a tender and nostalgic space, holding attention, while also exploring the relationship between technology, language and identity.