26 march – 24 arpil 2005
installation @ pocket, binghamton, new york
1. to write false novels
2. to make speeches
3. how not to be bored any longer when with others
the idea was to create a piece that functioned back to front by only being frontal — to re-think material. time and money spent on the stretchers themselves — an honest and simplistic beauty in them. obscured by stretched poly with white painted rectangles. in the end, much of the piece was about the physical construction. i was dealing with performance in a way that didn’t involve a live audience — a performance that would accumulate over time in private — the remnant being the only evidence of the performance. this would be an important first step to getting to where i am today with my art practice — a continual performative movement of the physical and metaphysical. highlights glimpsed — never revealing too much because i have too much respect for the viewer.
the carefully constructed large stretchers were crafted using maple. 1/4 inch quarter round molding on 1 x 3 inch boards, crossed twice vertically (and once horizontally). these frames were stretched with folded poly drop cloth — stretched tight, creases from packaging still visible. a white rectangle two inches smaller than the overall dims was painted on the surface with decorators white latex interior paint. there were three pieces total. dimensions: 5 x 5 ft.; 5 x 7 ft.; 5 x 9 ft.