Tuesday, October 26
At this point in the process, I haven't honed in on all the factors that will shape my piece, and ultimately shape what the piece is about. I do feel though, that the condition of ephemerality is an important way in which my work will intersect with the conceptual premise of the exhibit. About nine months ago I started focusing on site-specific installation, and have been working this way continuously since. Each time, I'm going into an unfamiliar space and 'building' a spatial drawing responsive to the shape and constraints of that space. The piece exists only for the duration of the exhibit. When the show is over, I break the piece down for parts. In the case of Object/ No Object, the piece will be exhibited (in-the-flesh) for only a day. For me, that single fact amplifies the question of where the value of the artwork lies- in product or in process? For me, arriving at a finished point in the artwork is gratifying, but what I've achieved is more an event than a product.