Various Construction Materials, Household Appliances, 2 People, 4’-0” x 24’-0” x 12’-0”, 1 Week, 2009

Negotiations of space are played out everyday by everybody. From the intimacy of families to the geopolitics of nations, our desires for closeness or separation are given form through walls and doors, borders and check points. Stability, caricatures this reality by making a plumb and level space dependent on the position and weight of the two occupants in relation to one another. Like a sea-saw, this work is a long beam with a central pivot. Two live / work structures will be located at either end of the beam. They will be different in design and character depending on the desires and habits of the two artists creating the piece, but balanced when unoccupied. Made in collaboration with Ward Shelley.