Installations > Overpacked

Overpacked examines the psychological baggage people carry with them, quite literally, when they travel. Diverging from the domestic scenes of Hobbs’s earlier photographic works, this project finds a new iteration in sculpture, and in the generic environment of a hotel. Staged in three hotel guest rooms, Hobbs constructs scenarios that represent how an individual might attempt to make an impersonal space as comfortable – and comforting – as possible, given transient circumstances. Visitors are encouraged to linger in the rooms, absorb the psychological impact of the installations, and perhaps confront their own eccentricities.