Virtuous Consort (1998)
Altered trunk, reflected video, sound, veil, rocking chair, motion sensor.
Virtuous Consort was a term used in 18th century Puritan epitaphs to designate well respected wives. I use it to honor women who fall outside that category.
While images of slowly turning faces catch both on a veil and on the wall behind, one hears a recitation of epitaphs along with the traditional jump rope ditty “Who will I marry?” in which young girls speculate about their future husbands.