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Matthew McCaslin

16 on Center

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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McCaslin installed 6 walls of metal studs, which are standard building materials. The studs in each wall are 16 inches apart, and each wall is installed 16 inches from the next wall. As a group, they separate the room's entrance from its windows. It is possible for a person to slip through the spaces to stand amidst the studs.

At the bottom of the stairs leading to the gallery, a coil of electrical cable, with metal covering, placed on the floor, encircling a lightbulb.

Artist Statement

The in-between, to be somewhere, to be in a room, to be in a wall, to be in your mind, to be in my mind. A workplace, a domestic place, any place, every place. The journey, the continual, letting go to find out from within.

When

1990

About The Artist

Matthew McCaslin was born in Bayshore, NY and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  McCaslin earned his BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including Brownstone Gallery, New York; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Sandra Gering, New York; Sima Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musee d’art Moderne, St. Etienne, France; Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain; and many more.

McCaslin installed 6 walls of metal studs, which are standard building materials. The studs in each wall are 16 inches apart, and each wall is installed 16 inches from the next wall. As a group, they separate the room's entrance from its windows. It is possible for a person to slip through the spaces to stand amidst the studs.

At the bottom of the stairs leading to the gallery, a coil of electrical cable, with metal covering, placed on the floor, encircling a lightbulb.

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