Public and Site

This series is inspired by the recognition that the disciplinary venues and audiences  — theaters and galleries — limit the spectator’s role in contributing to the experience.

In an effort to increase the possibilities for unexpected meaning-making beyond what is ordinarily structured in traditional theaters and galleries, these pieces take place in a public marketplace alongside vendors of international cuisine and merchandise. Installations engaged marketplace vendors and visitors as part of the creative and intellectual process. The aesthetic of juxtapositioning and dissonance is explored in large part by setting these “art” experiences in a site of commerce with un-expecting spectators.