Center of Gravity (2004)

October 8 – November 19, 2004
Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Implicit Plasticity, curated by Dubhe Carreño
Listen (excerpt, 5:40)

Collaborative installation with artist Susan York for one of her "graphite rooms," in which the walls and floor are coated with a neutral paint base infused with powdered graphite, buffed to a silver-grey sheen (note: photo is color, not B&W). A wooden pier extended from the doorway out into the middle of the room, so that the viewer was surrounded by a grey expanse punctuated with several blocks of solid graphite and a stack of white porcelain shards, evoking the contemplative space of a Japanese rock garden. The sound was made entirely with my own breath and real-time electronic processing. Each individual breath was treated as its own miniature composition. These short pieces are separated by silences of random length. A remixed and much shorter version is on the Three Rooms CD.