Based on the original “Mood Motel” installation, “Deconstructed Motel” is a smaller performance-based installation that evokes the same themes of the travel, escape, cinematic drama, and self discovery. This series of small, independent performances prompt the viewer to question their sense of self identity purely through atmosphere. Through this continually evolving project, I offer my own motel experiences in story-form as a part of the installation and bring the narrative alive with dynamic lights and soundscapes.
"Since 2016 Mauren has been nurturing an evolving and frequently reactivated project made of a total environment which allows her to explore her large range of artistic forms. Mood Motel is an immersive installation staging the symbolic and emotional charge of an anonymous room located in a nonplace where anything can happen. Through this sophisticated device of objects, sounds, lighting, events and film sequences, the artist renews here her own experience of duplication. Beyond the inherent vacuousness, through a loss of references and social depersonalisation, the fantasy of a rebirth forges a new identity. While inviting us to experience the potential, she enriches this device throughout her presentations, transforming the exhibition space into a space of personal experimentation and deconstructing the room as the project evolves in time until its most minimal form."