... project in progress
Imag[in]ing America depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of my cultural memory, an inheritance. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions and it is also my discovery of the dreamland that still is America.
At the Mint Bar, Eagles Lodge, and Occidental Hotel as well as other places in and around Buffalo, Wyoming time has seemingly paused. They are contemporary spaces so steeped in the past it’s disorienting and not just the locations, but also the patrons; the ones who chose to inhabit a space of memory. The real folds in upon itself, a play of opposites: then and now, here and there, truth and fiction, theater and documentation.