John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, IL
Plane offers a response to Chicago's urban landscape, architecture and events surrounding the 2008 presidential election, challenging the acceptance of binary thinking and categorization in both politics and Being. A floating plane of The Chicago Tribune newspapers from election week is configured to create a thin floating grid, confronting visitors at eye-level and horizontally dividing the space. In order to explore the space, one must stoop under the plane, necessitating an uncomfortable physicality while bringing relief from the intense, hot lights above. The artwork comes alive through the exploration of visitors: as one moves through the piece, the movement of air causes the plane to wave and fluctuate, breaking the binary. Visitors are encouraged to linger underneath, reimagining new stories in the constellations of text and images above, mapping new terrains of public discourse. In collaboration with Melissa MacRobert and Christine Wylie.