WORKS > The Life of Perished Things, 2009-2013

The audio and video installation "The Life of Perished Things" (2009-2012) draws from Hamilton's family history, Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping, and Hamilton's experience of living in the stark landscape of southern Idaho for eight years. Stills from the video work have been re-imagined as paintings, drawings, and sculptural objects, which are then filmed to become part of the video itself. The works loop back on each other- the boundaries between medium, object, and image made porous and transitory.