First Generation American


Site-specific Installation The Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Note: The Lloyd Hotel was built in 1921 to function as a hostel for immigrants traveling from Amsterdam to the Americas.

Door Hangers, Text

Wandering the corridors of the Llyod Hotel, a story unraveled from door to door. From each knob dangled a segment of an anonymous, personal history; a story of immigration leaving Amsterdam in 1956 and journeying to New York over a ten day boat trip. The conventional hotel media of door hangers publicized the narrative of a 7 year old girl's travel over the Atlantic. My Mother's memories and experiences are told through a voice of 54 years of age. All 120 hotel rooms displayed a hanger; each containing a single sentence of her story, unchanged.