Torreya Cummings, Terry Berlier

Shelter in PlaceSuit (Profile)

2006

Chromira Print

Curator: Tirza True Latimore

Shelter in PlaceSuit or  The PlaceSuit

2006

Chromira Print

Curator: Tirza True Latimer            Torreya Cummings,
Terry Berlier

Torreya Cummings, Terry Berlier

"The PlaceSuit"

"The PlaceSuit" is part of the Home Security Devices (HSD) Series. It is constructed of sheet plastic, duct tape, and rubber boots, and takes it's cue from the Department of Homeland Security's instructions on how to "shelter in Place".

The Home Security Devices (HSD) are the results of an ongoing conversation between two artists: Torreya Cummings and Terry Berlier. This project explores the desire for a sense of security in a world of perpetual uncertainty, focusing on the home as a 'safe' space with permeable barriers. These home-made security devices are tools to examine the inherent frailty of safety measures and the fetishization of preparedness and survival.