‘If the miniature is a kind of mirror, it is a mirror of requited love. Like other forms of magic, it guarantees the presence of an absent other through either contagion or representation.’
Susan Stewart -- On Longing
Joanne has had her heart broken.
She has also broken some.
A film flirting with the courting rituals recalled by three generations of women in one family is housed within a miniature TV, within a miniature world.
I created a miniature bedroom, comprised of bedrooms I remember fondly, to house this precious film. By giving it it’s own world, I believe I acted either to protect, venerate or impede disbelief in the words spoken.
I cannot decipher which.
INTERIM SHOW, Royal College of Art, London
Above and below: detail of model
One love letter donated to the project