"Safe House II, (Speak of Me as I Am)" (2003)

"Safe House II, (Speak of Me as I Am)," 2003
United States Pavilion
50th Venice Biennale: Dreams and Conflicts
Photo by R. Ransick/A. Cocchi
Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York

"I did the pieces in my mind right after September 11th. And it really was about that experience and just much more, about emotions and feelings. So that room is a virtual space- a state of mind, a kind of futile, ridiculous thought, wanting the world to go back the way it was before September 11th. And the pot, with the little bed and all, that sits there in the space is called 'Safe House II.' It’s another emotional space. A place to be safe."

- Fred Wilson