The Color of Where You Are Not, 2012, Digital c-print, 32 x 40 inches.
The foundation for The Color of Where You Are Not is my hometown of Stone Mountain, Georgia. The granite rock here stands as a symbol representing an impenetrable history in Georgia; Stone Mountain is the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan and the site of a large confederate monument completed during the Civil Rights Movement.
The different modes of presentation in the installation via 16mm negative, evidentiary photographs, and physical objects allow the viewer to experience the actual and the imagined environment in unison—a conflation of time and space.
Installation views of The Color of Where You Are Not. One view shows 16mm negative projection of sunrise from the summit of Stone Mountain, while on the opposite wall two objects are embedded behind two-way plexiglass: a piece of Stone Mountain granite, and a vernacular photograph taken from its summit in 1941.