Garbage for your Eye
I Could Have Bought…
Just The Two Of Us, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
In Memory Of, Fine Arts Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY
Fire-Laundry Rome 1973, OK Harris NYC 1974, Providence, RI 1973
Is about the power of opposites
I believed that every point in time was equal to every other and that opposites are similar.
In Rome the construction sites used a green plastic mesh to cover the facades of buildings while work was being done. It was thought to be non-flammable so I decided to burn it up using electronic heating elements, the kind used in electric stoves. I found straight ones that would glow red hot. Because I was using high voltage the structure of the heating elements had to be done in three phase. 3 phase means that each electric ‘leg’ had to be in balance, or using as much electricity as each of the other two ‘legs’. So it becomes a balanced structure.
“Fire-Laundry” was exhibited at OK Harris in NYC with the electrical structure and a faked electrical box on the wall. I also had a tape recording of the sounds of the non-flammable material burning—it sounded like electronic music.
Spilled Milk, Anyart Gallery, Providence, RI