Composite

Six pigment prints (each 16.25 x 12.5 inches), six video (each 10 min), 2013

Installation view

Installation view

A multi-channel video installation that uses the police composite sketch as a tool to investigate the connections between language, visuality, and memory in our most intimate relationships. A professional sketch artist works with selected individuals to produce drawings, not of strangers or suspects, but of the people closest to them. A man describes his wife of 50 years; a young boy describes his mother; a woman, her deceased father; identical twins, each other; a blind man, his own face. The videos are accompanied by digital prints made from the finished drawings.