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lost motel, tracey snelling, sculpture, mixed media, video art
Lost Year Motel
mixed media sculpture with video

The title "Lost Year Motel" references the situation in 2020 dealing with covid, an out-of-control, unintelligible U.S. president, increasing racism, lockdowns, Brexit, etc. At the beginning of the lockdowns I found myself returning to a past subject of mine--motels. Motels act as a form of escape, adventure and romance. They can also represent suspense, loneliness, and being "on the run".
In Lost Year Motel, most of the rooms are empty, but the TV's have images on them. There are four videos, taken from my short film "Nothing". Sounds of cars on the highway, a shower running, the tv playing and conversations can be heard.