Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I want to be alive with you.
Cast Bronze. dimensions variable
For the work, 4 inch high extruded letters cast in bronze are installed on the floor in the window bay of a 7th floor gallery space in Downtown, Chicago. Modest in scale, the bronze letters accord a triangulation with the viewer: a direct address in which the I and the you are dimensional sites transformed by whoever is reading them. The sun is also a participant in the work when the weather permits. Each day from roughly 2:30pm-5:45pm, the sun comes through the window and creates a trapezoid of light that moves along the floor and eventually envelopes the sculpture. The light will cause the letters to cast long diagonal shadows such that they mimic the buildings of the cityscape seen through the glass. The shadows locate the words beyond material - in direct conversation with time. Each day when the sun sets behind the office buildings, the sculpture returns to its original scale, becoming once more a sentence only legible from above.