Beit en Valise

Beit en Valise is a conflation of “house” in Arabic -- beit -- and “in a suitcase” in French -- en Valise, which alludes to Marcel Duchamp's seminal work Boîte-en-valise (Box in a Suitcase). This piece is a documentation of everything I own in 770 photographs that I made in preparation for a move from Washington, DC to Rabat, Morocco. Upon leaving Washington I installed the photographs in the various spaces I inhabited until my belongings arrived in my new home in Rabat. These places included a hotel room in Washington, a camper van in New Zealand, and my parents' basement in Nebraska.