Imaginary Islands
Video and Spooning Performance


Imaginary Islands is a video installation and performance that asks everyday people to be visionaries and think in terms both grand and immediate about what they want. The video is comprised of interviews in which people were asked to respond on the spot to a single prompt:

Envision fully a single aspect of utopia.

Respondents were encouraged not to imagine a comprehensive version of a perfect world, but to focus on a single feature of that ideal. In the accompanying performance, I spoon and cuddle viewers on a slanted bed as they watch the video.The original installation also included handmade truffles, prosecco with strawberries, and a special zine distribution with an essay written by art historian Lindsay Caplan.

The zine can be downloaded here.

Scroll down for video excerpt and stills. Documentation photos by Gigi Gatewood.

Installation View