Through photographs, films, architectural models, and immersive installations created from banal objects and generic clutter, Julie Becker investigates the psychologically charged spaces of architectural interiors. In much of her work, Becker imbues uninhabited areas with traces of various narratives, constructing environments in which imagined and popular stories from sources such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) or The Shining (1977) occupy the same location. She often photographs her own constructions, whether small scale or life-size, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.
For her Interior Corners series (1993), Becker photographed both existing architectural corners and structures based on her imagination or her memory of actual interiors. Closely cropped, the images obscure the scale of the spaces, and it is difficult to decipher what is real and what is fabricated. Illuminated by the flare of a flashbulb, the empty corners resemble crime scene photographs that have been emptied of any overt evidence; the mundane architectural features are transformed into carriers of unknown, perhaps frightening secrets.