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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization 2009

Created during a six-week Project Space Residency at Headlands Center for the Arts this installation is a 1.5” to 40’ scale, topographic model of the landscape surrounding the art center. I made it entirely from materials found in the attic storage spaces of the two main buildings. Disused furniture, abandoned art projects, outmoded office equipment, audiocassette archives, old exhibition catalogs, buckets of paint, rolls of carpet, etc.—the physical residue of Headlands Center for the Arts' twenty-plus year history. The accumulation is both remarkable and mundane...

I began by isolating an area of the landscape proportional to the space demarcated by the columns and in the same orientation as the building. Sea level is at 2 feet off the floor, rising to 46.5" (600’) at its highest point.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360”; view of installation looking north-east.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360”; view of installation looking east.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360”; view of installation looking south-east.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360”; view of installation looking south.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360”; view of installation looking south-west.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360.”

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360.”
The blue "X" marks the approximate location of the art center.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360.”

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360.”

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360."

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360."

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360.”

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Found objects; 46.5” x 144” x 360.”
I pushed the sweepings I made at the end of the project within the bounds of the topography.

 
Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization

Time-lapse video. Music: "Eiweiss" by Schneider TM.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (tools)

Topographic map of Pt. Bonita with the area of the model in green; graduated stick marked off in 1.5" increments; pile of chalk leftover from floor drawing; 1/4"= 40' scale plywood topographic model.

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (tools)

Topographic map of Pt. Bonita with the area of the model in green; digital print;

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (tools)

Layout for topographic floor drawing;

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization

Topographic floor drawing; chalk; 144" x 360."

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (tools)

Detail of graduated stick; maple and acrylic paint; 72" x 1.25" x 1."

 
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Storage Spaces: An Alternative Organization (detail)

Plywood remnants from small model.

 
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