National

2002, digital video, 5:00 minutes


National is an homage to the National Products building, one of Philadelphia’s architectural landmarks. Though the building has been vacant for a decade, National reanimates derelict offices and corridors, conjuring voices and images which once inhabited the structure. Imagined dramas play out within the space drawn from the buildings’ early twentieth century activity up until the present. Images of the building’s interior are combined with audio samples blurring the line separating fact and fiction, memory and history.