INTO THE REALM OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
Into the realm of hungry ghosts is an installation piece that explores the places in which
we store memory; both real and fictional, conscious and subconscious. Using the concept of the hungry ghost, traditionally known as a Chinese Buddhist spirit with an insatiable appetite—this installation asks us to tenderly look at our own shadow sides, and the things in which we grasp to avoid doing so.
Julia Ballenger is a ceramic artist from the Pacific Northwest. The video installation was
made in the first 2 weeks of the residency when the artist was experiencing a large
amount of complex migraines, which effect her sight for sometimes days at a time.
- Julia Ballenger