The Book of Hours is
a non-narrative interactive multimedia piece named after the famous
"Book of Hours" popular as a book of devotion in the Dark
An assemblage of original
paintings, photographs, sounds and video clips, the nine "scenes"
evoke a feeling of melancholy at the passage of time, loss, the
bittersweet of memories, and the realization of personal mortality.
The nine scenes develop at the viewer's pace, with hints of discovery
and revelation, culminating in an interactive maze. The maze was
an important symbol of the Middle Ages, representing life's journey,
and was often painted on the floor of cathedrals. Completing the
maze in this piece closes the circuit; the viewer ends up back at
The original Book of
Hours was a source of prayers and meditations, to be executed by
the devotee at certain hours and in certain seasons. My Book of
Hours is meant to be likewise cyclical, feminine in form, non-linear