Ground Swell and (2): Slow. 2019

   

The three structures were built over the course of a week preceding the exhibition opening, in which I had slept in the structure shown on the left in an attempt at establishing a personal building vocabulary that sits between fort building and personal structures for temporary habitation, while trying to figure out whether the abstract forms of the domestic and simplified architecture of the rural can translate into comfort. What came out of this exercise was a meditation on the "folly" in the urban environment. The title of the show comes from the stage direction in a play called A Long Days Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neal, in which a family self analyses itself into despair over the course of four acts. In this gesture I had used the pallet wood from my families construction small business in order to build these structures.