Roles People Play, 2002

Commissioned for New Hotels for Global Nomads at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

Housed in a Carnegie family bedroom, Roles People Play explores the sexual dynamics of hotel rooms, particularly as they are represented and enacted in classic Hollywood cinema. The piece decodes self-image and seduction using a bed bisected by a wall that on one side houses a mirror and the other, video monitors playing classic film clips and placing movie stars in bed with the viewer.