road and flood

2023, 28:22 min, color, sound, HD video

This video was originally part of a sculptural installation, couch and fern (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 1934), comprised of a sofa with an embedded video screen and a fern. The video, entitled road and flood, recounts a recurring dream and failed family journey to find Perry’s grandmother's home in North Carolina. Scored with a transcribed conversation between Perry and a psychoanalyst, they discuss what veneration is when the loose ends of the family quest did not result in a tidy narrative. She employed an A.I. voice cloning application to recast the voice of her since-deceased grandmother as the artist herself and a clone of her own voice to "play" the analyst. The story swells when the latent feelings rise and the flood comes.