Flatland

Various Construction Materials, Household Appliances, 6 People 2’ x 32’ x 24’, 3 Weeks, 2007.

Flatland’sextended durational performance at New York’s SculptureCenter points to a fundamental aspect of architecture: the reciprocal relationship between subject and object, between people and buildings. We choose and shape our buildings; then they shape us. This flat-screen-like sculpture visibly displayed 6 people’s lives over 3. The rules are simple, if you go out you cannot come back in, so cope. Establishing a 3 week community within these spatial constraints set a steep learning curve for social behaviors and a trajectory for our work to come.

The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY