Contact, Gladstone Gallery, 2010
Proof, Gallery 44, 2009
YouTube Series are digital video stills taken directly from YouTube videos. They capture the empty, domestic spaces that the subjects of these videos intend to perform in. Capturing the empty space (bedroom or living room) before the subject enters the frame allows the viewer to interact with YouTube in a different way. These photographs highlight subjectivity but not in the body; personal and cultural spaces become the focus and the objects in these spaces can be read in relationship to gender, class, race and age. This photographic series asks: what are the boundaries between private and public, can images on YouTube be contextualized as intimate pictures and what does it mean for an image to be conceived for an anonymous viewer.