American Sleepover Party is a nostalgic comfort installation, designed for participation and habitability. Utilizing some of the ideas of Party Box, this work is dependent on spatial cues as a trigger of human behavior.
In fact although these items are nostalgic for me, they are not a nostalgia from my own life. I spent very little time around pink sparkly things, flowered pillows, and other stereotypical “girl stuff.” Still, the aesthetic of female tween items holds a lot of power over me in a strange way. Perhaps others will have a similar response.