Canada, 2012, 7m 53s., HD video, 16:9, colour
A woman attempts to reconstruct the details of trauma. She remembers herself surrounded by trees, leaves, layers of fabric all covering, uncovering her face. In her attempt to reconstruct the scene, she unlayers the details of a story she has tried to forget.
She battles between uncovering her memories and covering herself from the viewer's gaze.
"Underneath this dress, I unfold" addresses the paradox found in the process of remembering whatt we voluntarily try to forget. In this work, the camera plays both the witness to a remembering and the intrusive gaze the woman battles against, making the viewer transgress boundaries of intimacy as they become participants in the woman’s process of remembering.