"Quod Nomen Mihi Est?" (1998)

"Quod Nomen Mihi Est?," 1998
Wall-recessed diorama, 10 x 16 x 18 inches
Collection of Lois Plehn
Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

"I think of terror as really a disturbance in one’s sense of the normal or disturbance in one’s sense of groundedness- who I am and who other people are and what the world is and maybe what the boundary between these things are. In the case of ‘The Exorcist’ it literally is about a force that mixes up the boundary of the individual and the world outside the individual. I’m really interested in that discomfort and that sense of alienation from one’s sense of centeredness in one’s body or in one’s sense."

- Paul Pfeiffer