The Nest Within is an attempt to design a narrative space in which a story, my story, is unfolded. All spaces have messages and stories embodied within them. Some of these will be intentional; others are products of the design process. The idea that emotions are seated somewhere within, nested inside of us, is itself a spatial metaphor.
The work was displayed in a dark room illuminated only by the candlelight that propagated from inside (within) the nest. A female voice in the background narrated episodes of my nomadic childhood taking the visitors along an emotional journey as if revisiting a place buried in memory – a room from infancy, the locus of a recurring dream.