This work takes the form of a Venn diagram. The two rings, boots and sneakers, overlap in the middle forming what is called a “universal set.” The laces from the boots and shoes are re-laced, forming a daisy-chain.
Originally a site specific piece for the Red Dot Art Fair, This video was filmed in the hotel room the night before the opening. After an early morning edit, we installed a mini DVD player in the closet along with all the clothing from the poem.
Dreams Divided The Natural Uniti
One Free Voice Above The Crowd
R Nomad Identity InStride
Spellbound Acrobat S Bridge The Gap
A Tightrope Outline Barely There
I’m Absolutely Pale
Solitude S Rare Essence
U Breakaway Speechless 2xist
Folded second-hand clothing, wood and steel
The doorway pictured here is the width of an average person’s shoulders. I like to imagine that as someone passes through the opening (and brushes up against both sides), they complete a circuit with the rest of the clothing.
Thanks to the parish of Mary Help of Christians Church on E. 12th St. in the east village fowr their generous, ongoing clothing donations.
This document was created for an exhibition at the Solyanka Gallery in Moscow, Russia. I was not able to attend, so an installation crew built the piece for me. It details the fabrication process, as well as the general philosophy of the piece.