Dwelling In Shadows
Chipping away at divisions between art and life, artist and audience, while posing questions of authorship – this public work uses time, process, history, and labor as meaning and material. Following up on the happenings and built environments of the 1960’s and process and performance work of the 1970’s, this work engages public exhibitionism and conversation.
Dwelling in Shadows is a performance/build project flirting with site-specific history. Built adjacent to a registered historical neighborhood, the underpinnings of this location was that of a sacred native fishing site. Engaging notions of history as construct and illusion while posing questions of authenticity, the demolition of a new, then reconstruction of what appears to be one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood, often prods visitors to inquire if it were the original ferry house for the crossing of the adjacent river.