Alien (30 Portraits)

35 canvases of variable dimensions. Künstlerhaus, Dortmund 2003

The participants in Alien (Next of Kin) were sent the transcripts of their telephone descriptions and asked to copy them onto paper in their handwriting. Their hand-written descriptions or ‘portraits’ have been ‘drawn’ – as the head in the video was- in pencil onto large canvases. In the installation the canvases are displayed as screens, transforming the gallery space and taking the spectator through the different elements of the project.