Headspace is a three-channel video installation focused on a sensory experience of imaginary interior spaces. The visual and auditory components articulate imagined environments projected within an empty installation room. The audience, subject to the emergence of these mental spaces, is accompanied by a nameless character who travels through the various locations in the video. The interior spaces feature a mixture of empty architectural interiors, real and virtual, constructing a larger imaginary world as well as reflecting back on the empty room of the installation. The relation between physical reality and imaginary space is emphasized to reveal the intertwined connections between being present in the physical installation and the psychological impact these imaginary interiors emulate. This spatial relationship will serve as a platform to engage a conversation between the imaginary and the physical as well as our existence within such mental spaces.
The locations through which the character journeys can be said to represent the inside of his mind and his quest is a never ending search for purpose. As a result of this perpetual struggle turned inside out, the constructed interiors of his imagination become his life and reality. The voyage is thus a psychological journey in which the character hopelessly seeks something real. Yet the quest is inevitably unresolved by being the product of imagination. The existence of the character is questioned as nothing is found within the emptiness except further places to explore. The absurdity lies in the fact that the character fabricated a virtual reality within which he has now become his own test subject. The interiors of this imaginary world are now controlling the journey, which must be perpetuated in order to remain present within the emptiness.