Reroutings

Reroutings examines the layered history of places and the way in which both objects and images can be “read.” Much public infrastructure, particularly in Baltimore and Pittsburgh, is marginalized or neglected. There is a subculture that utilizes these spaces and interacts with the architecture, leaving behind traces of individual presence in the process.

The photographs reveal discreet graffiti or signs of vandalism that encourage multiple, often contradictory, interpretive possibilities. Are they humorous? Anti-authoritarian? Cries for help? The photographs highlight the social and political tensions between the marks, the structures that act as their visual supports, and the surrounding landscapes. This layered triumvirate of language, structure, and setting hints at a culture that is simultaneously nostalgic and angry, wicked and melancholic.