Class of 2023 • Installation

Abigail Hynes Murphy

Abigail Hynes Murphy
Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)


Graduation Year
Class of 2023


This project focuses partly on modesty and the boundaries that exist between the private and public self. It is also about setting boundaries, specifically in relationships, and the importance of keeping some time for yourself and being comfortable alone. This project also hints at fears of commitment and giving time to other people. I used arduino ultrasonic sensors and raspberry pi to create and interactive installation and video to create staged portraits. The portraits depict a model in various poses, which suggest that she does not want to invite the viewer in, and is more content in her own space. The only time the model poses comfortably is when the viewer is far from the curtain and the model is in her own space. Otherwise she instinctively hides herself with her hands, out of modesty rather than shame. She is not ashamed to let people in, she is just at peace by herself.
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