photo index, rubber sheet, tables, audio and outdoor installation
resort, is an index of photographs that document the view out the windows of one block of one section of the resort at Prora, Germany. The building was designed by the Nazi government to provide access to leisure time for working-class Germans; the building could accommodate 20,000 vacationers. The images are arranges in a sequence in which the observed contemporary view is contrasted with an idealized ocean view. The photographs are paired with a large projection and audio of the ocean. My intent with this work is to explore the juxtaposition of a socialist architectural structure [ the ocean view provided to all guests ] within the context of a fascist regime that used the seeming safety of leisure spaces for the surveillance and control of its own population.
resort, 2011 – Milwaukee Art Museum
photo index, artist book, tables, single channel video
exhibition images from the University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac
RESORT STATEMENT [pdf]