A Room in Paris or, L’histoire de lumière

This work is also exhibited as a video projection- entitled, L’histoire de lumière.

I lived in Paris beside a busy road and the Seine River. Every night, as the tourist-filled boats travelled up and down the river, their bright lights shone up into my apartment. Watching the shadow of my own body as I stood in front of the open window and the leaves and branches of the trees outside move through my room, I began to feel as if I was living inside a camera obscura.  Over a period of six months, I documented a variety of the shadows, lights and sounds from the city as they passed through my room.