Portfolio > Takings, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY 2012

Takings is a new site-specific and interactive installation sited at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY that critiques the use of eminent domain while promoting an emergent system.
ceramic, wood, wire rope, found ladder, cable ties, collage, oval threaded connectors, wire nut connectors
8 x 21 x 31’

The doorway is sealed off with a labor-intensive terra cotta and cable tie fence. By placing the fence across this entrance, it confronts issues of access to a space intended for public use. Throughout the exhibition, viewers are invited to take one link from the fence by cutting the cable ties. Through this community effort the viewer will be able to reclaim access and enter the space.