MF Exhibitions

Chicago Collaboration

November 20, 1993 - June 26, 1994
Description
Six artists worked together on all parts of this installation. Their work begins outside on the sidewalk.

There is a periscope, buit in the same fashion and with the same molding as the building itself. A small binocular eyepiece provides a view to a constantly running video which shows a waterfall. The video can be seen only in this place, but it is the first of a number of references to inside and outside images.

On the second floor, a cast-resin door appears to provide entry to a gallery, but it does not open. Natural light from the windows in a closed-off gallery shines through it. Windows in the accessible gallery are covered with foam core, repeating the pattern of the tin ceiling.

Between the second and third floors, water flows down the stairway's handrails. Upon reaching the third floor, the viewer finds three windows with blinds made out of transparencies. Each is a photograph of the actual scene outside the window, taken on a beautiful, sunny day. The three shades are kept partially pulled down. The scenes may line up perfectly with the outside view, or they may not, depending on one's height.

Between the two rooms is a small corridor, which contains a miniature version of a normal-sized door. Behind the door, the sound of running water can be heard.

A steel railing in the next gallery guides the viewer's gaze onto a horizon line cut into the wall. From the horizon line comes the scent of fresh grass.
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