"kaph," detail (1997)

"kaph," detail, 1997
Installation at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Curved tearing walls, mounded dirt covered with cloth on tables, mechanized trapeze, seated figure, silk gloves, embroidered with numbers, dimensions variable
Photo by Paul Hester
Courtesy the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

"Any number of pieces- it's always the skin of the architecture, or the material is always seeking the border, remarking upon the border. And that's not just a physical one; it's also the way that we think about things...those classical categories we inherit out of anthropology: the raw and the cooked, the container and the contained, what is inside and what's outside."

- Ann Hamilton