Access Restricted, detail of viewer extracting a link from the fence, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011
ceramic, found ladder, cable ties, metal pipe and fittings
10 x 6 x 3’
Access Restricted is a labor-intensive terra cotta and cable tie fence. By placing the fence across a passage way, it confronts issues of access and movement by blocking a normal point of flow in the space. Throughout the exhibition, viewers are invited to extract one link from the fence by cutting the cable ties. Through this community effort, a normal flow of traffic will be restored.