Hindsight/Foresite: Art for the New Millennium
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia
June through October 2000
In My Father's House: An Historical Melancholy in Two Acts was made in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
Act 1. Belongings belonging mapped an inventory of objects at four historical-sites in and around Charlottesville, Virginia. These included the slave quarters at Ash Lawn-Highland Plantation, the dining room in Pavilion IX at the University of Virginia, the segregated African-American ticket window and entrance to the Paramount Theater, and the Pine Room at the University of Virginia Art Museum.
Act 2. Living history (script by the artist) was performed at the Albemarle County Office Building, and in the Rotunda on the grounds of the University of Virginia. A silent crow appeared. Sitting upon a square floor-cloth the crow shined shoes—for free.