Artist Statement

    Bridget is interested in collapsing spatial and psychological barriers between class, noise, location, and body language by creating video and installations with a focus on sound, light, and mundane interior spaces. Non-spaces historically refer to sites such as highways, airport terminals, waiting rooms, shopping centers, and other liminal spaces. They came about as society strove for health, hygiene, and efficiency. She confronts the viewer with something that is seemingly familiar, like sitting in a waiting room, but which has been suspended through the use of sound and repetition to force us to question the invisible structures that we participate in on a daily basis.

She uses the term “Non-Space” to explore the socio-political significance that occurs within crowds and globalization. How site and social culture feed into one another foregrounds the work by exploring the ways in which our physical bodies react to the varying social conduct produced by non-specific sites. She creates systems of analyzing and viewing our own subjectivity as participants of these places.    

 At the start of the work is the question, what are the politics of a waiting room? How does the architecture of these spaces affect the individual body on a cognitive and physical level. Consider the possibility of a site that is non-historical, non-specific, and non-relational; can this site exist?  Theorist Marc Augé proposed his non-place as a resolution to this. The artist proposes an alternative. This site, the Non-Space as a paradox, rather a psychological manifestation that occurs within generic architectural sites that enacts an entirely oppositional response to anonymity. The seemingly un-interesting space of transience and non-thought is a space that evokes the human body, identity, and subjectivity because they are institutional spaces that we must visit. They are choice-less places; the social keys to participating in the world. As we evolve as a society, these overlooked spaces stand out more to me. The possibility that even the smallest site or gesture might have an effect on the globalized whole. Can the politics of a waiting room lead us to a utopic end, or the depicted dystopia of science fiction?


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