Various Construction Materials, Household Appliances, 5 People
2’-0” x 32’-0” x 24’-0”, 3 Weeks, 2007
Flatland's inclusion in the Happiness of Objects exhibition at New York’s SculptureCenter highlights 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 thin-sliced sculpture is a diagram of 5 people's lives over 3 weeks made completely visible. The rules are simple, if you go out you cannot come back in. The reduction of dimension and extension of duration in this building brings this imbricated flow of construction to the fore. Flatland was made in collaboration with Ward Shelley.