(1) How long have you been making installations?
The individual pieces that I had been making in the studio became more challenging when there were two or three set up so close that you could not see one without the influence of the others, so I decided to exhibit them that way.
Most times, whether the work comes out as had I planned or not, it is very surprising. Almost as if it is someone else's work. Knowing that the work will not exist after the duration of the exhibition, I tend to spend more time with it.
My work is more about selection and placement of the individual pieces, which can and are reinstalled in other contexts with other pieces in other exhibitions.
One is the natural extension of the other.
The particular pieces selected and the feeling I want to project, i.e. crowding, chaos, etc.
A solo exhibition titled "REDIVIDER" encompassed a rather large space, but consisted of only four pieces. The recent "Disappearing Act" in New York involved three chalk-line drawings which were walked-off by the end of the opening reception.
By forcing the issue of "Art" upon the non-art materials.
Sometimes, because it gets me to think about a situation that I may not have.
If an installation in not left in the original setting it is not the original installation. I prefer having an opportunity to re-install a piece, recombing it with other work, which changes the framework for its interpretetion.
Historically, maybe. Monetarily, of course, it's a capitalist society!
As intellectual property.
David BORAWSKI (USA)