Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
“Personal Territories” was a room-sized interactive installation that reflected on Dani Dodge’s themes of home, formation of identity, and the secrets we hide in personal spaces. It incorporated video and sculpture while allowing members of the public to contemplate their own memories of home. Participants wrote their memories on blocks and hid them in shoeboxes, including those under the bed made of vinyl and plastic wrap that hung from the ceiling. Also, hidden in some of the shoeboxes were kaleidoscopes the artist created filled with jumbled poetry about home.
Materials included mattress skins, mattress foam, vinyl, videos, kaleidoscopes, shoe boxes, paint, bed sheets, wood blocks, and organza Size: 20x17-foot-room
Dates: July and August 2017