I am very excited about a new and very different project that I am creating with thanks to Paul Amenta and Tom Clinton of SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, MI for the invitation to do a site-specific installation.
Much like last year, SiTE:LAB has been given access to an abandoned building in Grand Rapids with the intent to fill the building with artworks from about 20 different artists from all over the country and the world. This year, the building is the historic Grand Rapids Public Museum built in the late 1930s.
My piece, Habitat, will encompass the Mammal Hall which houses over 20 dioramas of taxidermied animals in their respective habitats. Within each diorama, I will create an architectural intervention, exploring what happens when a foreign object intrudes these fabricated “virtual” spaces first created by Louis Daguerre in 1822.