«[…] Through the use of sculpture, video, installation, and performance, I give my impression of a place, its people and their experience. Often, the cinematic image stands in for real life as it plays out behind windows in the buildings, sometimes creating a sense of mystery, other times stressing the mundane. My work derives from voyeurism, film noir, and geographical and architectural location. Within this idea of location, themes develop of a particular locale’s inhabitants: Who lives here? What do they do, and why?
These questions transport observation into the realm of storytelling. I explore place, people, and culture through the use of scale and repetition of a theme, creating new realities that change with the viewer’s perception. Utilizing video, sound, and manipulation of size, I am not trying to replicate a place; rather I give my impression of a place, its people and their experience, and allow the viewer to extrapolate his or her own meaning. […]» Tracey Snelling