You Belong to Me
HD Video installation with surround sound
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.