In the realm of the window display, impressions of absence and presence are felt at once. Glass separates the viewer from the world created inside, and what follows is a sense of vacancy – time is at a stand still. A feeling of longing follows, longing to enter, and longing to acquire what sits inside. States of Being pulls from various places in time – referencing personal archives and specific art historical moments. Through the process of collecting, preserving and manipulating, these histories become distorted and are reimagined in the present. In the installation, moments in time and relationships that are no longer accessible are given space to exist.
Images courtesy of Yuula Benivolski