WORKS > UnNatural History, 2009

UnNatural History (installation view #2)
UnNatural History (installation view #2)

This image is a view through a peephole in the window of the hotel room I occupied during the Modern Art 2009 event. The model from the film Beautiful Terrible is used to create a site that elaborates on the strange history of the White Lake, much of which was not included in the video. The vinyl text connected to the peephole read:

Early 20th Century
“A church was said to have stood on White Lake's edge and the church crumbled into the lake, much as a church did beside a neighboring lake at the town of Dyedovo,” added Valentina Dobryakova, 79. ‘‘The church disappeared,'' she said, ‘‘and now God has taken the lake away.''