This weekend, I was fortunate to participate in a group show in Pullman, WA, curated by Samantha DiRosa. Titled In(n) and Out of Nowhere, it took place in 12 rooms of the Cougar Land Motel for one evening only. Each of the rooms was transformed into an installation that answered the question, "How does the space perform?" Samantha explains, "The artists were asked to transform the room, while considering the motel room’s many potential contexts. There were some challenges, however: artists were not allowed to remove any contents from the room, and they were prohibited from using the room as a traditional gallery space. They would have from check-in time to 7pm to install, and the room would be returned to its original state by check-out time the following day.
This project brought together artists and architects from the Palouse region as well as the Seattle area. Their diverse installations gave form to such themes as travel, transience, isolation, desire, and the boundary between public and private space, among other ideas."
The link to photos of the show on Samantha DiRosa's website is here.