The Elevator Ride in Fact and Fiction

Artist Statement

My artwork explores themes like, migration, transcendence, and departure. For this project I started with silent observations inside various elevator, I would ride for hours and take notes of my observations and experiences. Eventually I installed my self with a camera and tripod in an engineering building, this elevator had the most traffic of people and the light and space inside, was ideal for filming.

A site of strange encounters
Unusual coincidences
Near escapes
Dangerous accidents
Or a sudden malice

It is an entrance and an exit,
It is a place for a resolution
and a place of conflict

A box of paradox
At the intersection of time and space.
Spaces of possibility
Cauldrons of social discomfort…