“4 Views of a Secret” is a series of four dioramas depicting natural but fantastic environments. Each contains a chair or bench so viewers can imagine themselves in the scene. Unlike most dioramas, these are enclosed and must be viewed through a small opening. This gives the viewer the sense of looking into a secret, dramatically lit scene that’s hidden; an opening into a strange parallel world. The worlds are joined together with a soundtrack collaged from forest sounds, footsteps and sound effects from the NASA website that people accessed via QR code (original soundtrack link is below).
This piece was shown at machina loci gallery (gallerist and artist Carol Mancke) in Berkeley, CA, in March 2022.