Originally commissioned by homeLA as a part of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture centennial celebration Schindler House: 100 Years in the Making, this reverberation continues to build on R.M. Schindler’s “space architecture”, which shattered notions of useful domestic space partitioning interior and exterior, self and Other. Fear of the ghost is fear of the Other, both inside and outside of oneself– a gaze that turns queer, non-white, femme, wild bodies into ghosts. By embodying a figure of abjection and contradiction, lin turns boundaries and binaries inside out, making visible the repression and oppression organized under dominant social frameworks. Paced to the duration of the sunset, the haunting moves with the ephemerality between lightness and darkness, contemplating the relationship between architecture, land, and spectral traces. The immersive musical score by FITNESSS is composed of breaths, creaks, and echoes resounding from both lin’s body and the skeleton of the house.
Costume by aeon
Photos by Tiffany Leah Chung, Jared Powell, V Gauthier, Roadwork Studios