Adriane Little: Mapping Mrs. Dalloway
Art Building SRO Photo Gallery
August 24 - October 4, 2020
In Mapping Mrs. Dalloway, Adriane Little uses photography to conceptualize Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway within the idea of mapping Wolf's missing mother. Little visualizes text and images by incorporating data mapping to suggest a new way of investigating literature. For this photographic series, the artist photographed the streets of London along which Mrs. Dalloway walks in the novel.
Little divided the text of the novel into 20 sections and the layers over each image as data visualization is a word count of each section. The visualized data obscures and reveals information of the images while the artist perceives the covering of the image as the moments of loss. The green that is used for the data mapping was color matched from photographs the artist took of the wall paint inside Virginia Woolf's house in Rodmell, East Sussex UK.
Adriane Little is a conceptual artist who earned an MFA in Photography from State
University of New York at Buffalo. She is currently an Associate Professor of Photography
and Intermedia in Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. Little's
work is concerned with the presence and absence of the maternal body when trauma and
ritual meet. The artist's work has received national and worldwide recognition in