lark vcr

Possum Impressions

Multimedia Installation at the Berkeley Center for New Media
University of California Berkeley
Dec 2015 – June 2016

In response to the phenomena of opossums appearing in campus Title IX sexual harassment trainings, I created a natural history museum-style exhibition with two life-size opossums in the Berkeley Center for New Media's window space outside Moffitt Library.

A digital plaque (video below) shifts between description of opossums and survivors, pointing to ways the comparison is both useful and problematic in illustrating the "freeze" response.

(above) Digital Plaque - 45sec loop

(below) Possums - wire, fake fur, clay, acrylic, ace bandage =p

Traumagotchi Lark Alder aka Lark VCR
Traumagotchi Lark Alder aka Lark VCR
Traumagotchi Lark Alder aka Lark VCR

Installation location outside Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley

Project advisor: Jadelynn Stahl
Supported by the Berkeley Center for New Media