Hotel Penn (2010 – 2014)  digital video  5mins

Hotel Penn comprises a slideshow of interior still images taken in the Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC, and quotes from J G Ballard’s dystopian short story The Concentration City (1957). While staying at the hotel I was struck by the contrast between the opulence and activity in the lobby and the deserted corridors, reception rooms and halls above and below. While the lobby epitomised North America capitalism with its shops and traffic, the spaces beyond it spoke more of desolation and isolation.