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lost motel, tracey snelling, sculpture, mixed media, video art
Lost Year Motel
mixed media sculpture with video
2020

The title "Lost Year Motel" references the present-day situation dealing with covid, an out-of-control, unintelligible U.S. president, increasing racism, lockdowns, Brexit, etc. This year has become one of the strangest in my lifetime. At the beginnign 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 tvs 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.