Multimedia Installation at the Berkeley Center for New Media
University of California Berkeley
Dec 2015 – June 2016
This natural history museum-style exhibition with two plush, life-size opossums was in response to the phenomena of possums appearing in UC Berkeley Title IX sexual harassment trainings.
A digital plaque (video below) shifts between description of opossums and survivors, pointing to ways the comparison between "playing dead" and the "freeze" response to trauma is both useful and problematic.
(above) Digital Plaque - 45sec loop
(below) Installation location outside Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley. Possums - wire, fake fur, clay, acrylic, ace bandage =p
Project advisor: Jadelynn Stahl
Supported by the Berkeley Center for New Media