A (Not)Architecture installation accompanied by Structural, Uncontrolled, Hollywood, Political, Auteur, Cosmic, Happy, Sad, and Ordinary III installed as part of Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Queens, 2010
For this site-specific installation, I considered PS1’s history as a public school turned exhibition space. I focused on the architectural changes made to alter its institutional status, which involved the removal and construction of internal walls. I built two earthen columns of the same proportions as those hidden in the building’s walls. My columns, made of Miracle-Gro potting mix purchased at a local hardware store, did not reach the ceiling—they ended about two inches short. The logic of site-specific architectural intervention was inverted so that my non-supporting columns were in fact nothing more, and nothing less, than sculptures.
This (Not)Architecture work was accompanied by the 3rd iteration of the non-film installation Structural, Uncontrolled, Hollywood, Political, Auteur, Cosmic, Happy, Sad, and Ordinary in which the illuminated area projected by a 16mm film projector without film is painted out to compensate for the difference between the ambient lighting conditions and the projection. The title refers to a list of film genres in Robert Smithson’s Art Through the Camera’s Eye.