The Agency of the Orphan was exhibited at Tracy Williams ltd gallery, New York City in 2008. Taking as its premise the ever popular fiction of orphanhood – in cinema, literature, comics etc – as a state that is both child and adult, the works on view explored this contradiction. The installation included drawings, furniture, ceramics, sound jewelry and photography, each reflecting a different aspect of this enigmatic icon.
The Agency of the Orphan:
[ thee / ey-juhn-see / uhv / thee / awr-fuhn ]
Noun: a common psychological process found in adults and children alike whereby a given individual develops as an individual through identification with a fictional child character lacking parents or parental models.