A space inspired by dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia, the United States of Tara Loft and Roof is an audible, transformative space -- one that compliments and encourages a re-examination of stable positionality of the viewer and the viewed.
How do you create a space for multiple identities of a single person? You create their subconscious. The architecture IS the cavernous space of audible delusions, intended to disorient and destabilize traditional positions of power and perception.
The raw plywood is meant to reflect an everyday object; something familiar and common. The sculptural formation of the material however removes it from its traditional context and referentiality, and instead gives a sense of an uncomfortable cocoon, a difficult womb, a troubled mind.
The pattern created by the 8 inch rhythm of the plywood ribs in front of a solid institutional blue plane creates a counter-intuitive sense of claustrophobic comfort. This is complimented by reverse surveillance. Gazing at yourself gazing at yourself or selves.
Post-surveillance, pre-modern, post-coital. People like to feel strange and comfortable.