Photo credit: Sophia Schultz

Velvet Retreat, Janelle Beasley (Bloomington, IN)
August 2016. Installation view. Velvet, acrylic, lighting gels, found wood.

Velvet Retreat is a celebration of the single-stall restroom, accentuating its qualities of privacy, comfort, and inclusion. Beasley worked to transform one of Elsewhere’s newly constructed restrooms into a more inviting space with colors, light, and textures not normally experienced in a bathroom. This comfortable installation acts as a prompt to consider practices of solidarity with those whose rights to access have been threatened.


Photo credit: Guido Villalba Portel