Luther Barn Residency 2009

Here is the site for the Escape Vehicle.

Here is the site for the Escape Vehicle.

Today, I’m preparing to complete a summer residency at the Luther barn, for the Wassaic Project.

http://www.wassaicproject.com/info.html

It is a beautiful place to make art, and I’ve been doing it with beautiful people.  

My partner Terri Moore is doing an installation with multiple clay forms and waxed fabric.

 

 

Terri rocking the Luther Barn.

Terri rocking the Luther Barn.

 

 

I collaborated on an installation with Joel Schapira called “Don’t Duck and Don’t Cover”.   Featuring ancient elementary school chairs and a fallout shelter sign, it is a response to the “Duck and Cover” drills, and the unreality of being told that you could protect yourself from the bomb by hiding under your desk.  Joel sent me this link after we finished, of Lewis Black saying what we said in a different voice:

 

 

The Luther Barn was used as an auction site, and livestock were kept in stalls, then brought down a chute to be sold.  The desperation of what an animal in a stall might feel was on my mind for much of my time visiting the location.  I am now finishing a canoe on wagon wheels, “Escape Vehicle”, which I will place by the stalls, at the beginning of a corridor leading away from the sale chute.

 

 

There are horses!!!!

There are horses!!!!

 

 

 

 

The location is an amazing place, Eve and Bowie are doing great work here.

The location is an amazing place, Eve and Bowie are doing great work here.

 

I love this place!!!!!

I love this place!!!!!

 

 

"Escape Vehicle" in process.

"Escape Vehicle" in process.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s