Bill Thelen is an artist, curator, and teacher who lives and works in Raleigh, NC. He is the director and founder of Lump Projects, a long-standing alternative space in Raleigh, and the constant in Team Lump, a collaborative group of artists who exhibit around the US regularly. His own artwork deals with abjection and life as a gay man. The intentionally amateurish Nobody's Home plays with voyeurism and desire, ostensibly through the eyes of a shut-in. More about Bill's artwork can be found here. More about Nobody's Home is here.
The Niche is a new media project of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia. It consists of a Mac Pro and a sixty-inch HD capable flat screen monitor mounted on a wall in a highly trafficked area of the library. There are a couple comfortable chairs to encourage viewers to sit and take their time as well as several pairs of wireless headphones. The project is ongoing so please check back regularly.