Wedge Gallery

09.23 – 10.23

Two Timing Strangers

The artist builds and manipulates familiar domestic objects and imbues them with the voices of unidentifiable strangers. This is an effort to examine how private spaces become infiltrated by the information we acquire in the outside world, and what we do and don’t choose to take home with us. Familiar household items are inhabited by miscellaneous stories, opinions and thoughts, giving form to memory, and underscoring the inextricable link between objects and experience. Many voices come together at once to fill the fabricated domestic environment with an inescapable score that cannot be evaded even in the comfort of a bed. This choir evokes a feeling of constant surrounding and scrutiny, drawing attention to an ever fading experience of slowness and quiet.

The audio heard here was recorded without consent. This invasion of privacy is a reflection of the burden of being the recipient of other peoples histories, oftentimes given without consent. Strangers tell you their stories without asking, or offer their opinions or advice. Is recording and collecting this a betrayal or a violation? Is the material that we are delivered against our will ours to do with as we please?  What will have an irrevocable impact and what will we immediately forget.

The installation is framed by two experimental efforts to record time.  The Artist  thinks of time as a manifestation of social conventions, just as design or architecture is. The ways that people perceive time are entirely informed by experiential and interpersonal awareness. These reimagined clocks question the need to measure time with precision. They simultaneously suggest the futility of fixating on the passage of time, but also the opportunity to pay closer attention to its movement and approach time-keeping more intentionally.  

Structure and material are an inherent part of Tallulah’s process. The forms are determined by stripping down a pre-existing object within an inch of its function and then building it back up again as simply and intuitively as possible. Each object is clad in linoleum flooring, a material Tallulah uses repeatedly for its visual and tactile quality and also as a way of reimagining the function of  the material - taking the floor onto a table or into a bed.

Tallulah Hood b. 1995 has lived and worked in Los Angeles since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Working across a variety of sculptural and time-based mediums, Tallulah’s work responds to particular conditions of human interaction; conflict, intimacy, connection and estrangement. Her inclination towards architecture and furniture stems from a preoccupation with the body and bodily experiences -  domestic and functional forms serve as necessary constraints through which to explore matters of loneliness, family, vulnerability and privacy. She builds multifaceted installations, offering the viewer spatial, visual and emotional experiences that cast an unforeseen light on familiar environments.

Woodbury School of Architecture

Wedge Gallery is located on the southwest end of the Woodbury University campus. Due to the COVID-19, in person visits are by appointment only. Please email us to schedule your visit. 

7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504