Coming in November @ the University of Rochester


In Gradations, Megan Metté questions what it takes to feel at home in the contemporary American house. Through a combination of moving and still images of her own living space, Metté transforms the sterile, banal house into something new— a strange, moving, breathing dreamspace. Bare walls come to life, set in motion through animation and the construction of an interrelated network of subtle variations. Skewing the perspective of the house and wrenching the head beyond its normal axis, the images reveal the fragility of our perceptions of the home. This instability becomes a metaphor for our often-misguided ideals and our need to fill the unknown with a fantasy.