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