Installation 8 by Julie Carr & Yanara Friedland

A Process Note

Reallifeaninstallation is a web project designed by Phuong T. Vuong and Julie Carr to accompany Carr’s book Real Life: An Installation, (Omnidawn Books, 2018). Thirty-six hypothetical installations have been actualized in digital space by artists of diverse backgrounds, stages in their careers, and artistic practices. Galleries, art spaces, museums, or educational institutions who wish to present this project can do so in a variety of ways, including projection, real-life installation, and live performance. For more information write us at








A series of small stages, each curtained by black gauze. The curtains do not part but indicate the objects behind them. One pulses outward, floats back down, pulses out, floats back down. Another shakes as if blown by a constant wind. A third seems draped over a bulky armchair. There is nothing beautiful about this installation. You walk from stage to stage confronting the many times you have lied or failed to care for someone.



Julie Carr is the author of Real Life: An Installation, and nine other books of both poetry and prose. She lives in Denver where she helps to run Counterpath and teaches at CU Boulder.

Yanara Friedland is the author of the book Uncountry: A