Memory from a Vacation I Didn't Take

 

Media:35mm slide, slide projector, projector stand, projection screen. Dimensions variable, 2012.

Description: Memory from a Vacation I didn’t Take explores notions fact, fiction, memory, photography, and time. Rummaging through boxes in an alley, I discovered a massive collection of a family’s vacation slides from the 1970’s. Reaching in, I pulled one out at random, only to discover that it was a photograph of a real location that I remembered from its fictionalized appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. The slide is projected in a gallery so that viewers can form their own narrative about the image. The viewer may even unknowingly mimic the actions of Kim Novak’s character from Hitchcock's film by pointing at the dates inscribed on the tree.