"Vortex in the Play of Theatre with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder" (2000)

"Vortex in the Play of Theatre with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder," 2000
Installation at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Duplo,theatre curtain, work site containers, bench, theatre light, linoleum, tables, fur, newspaper, fabric and paint, dimensions site-specific
Collection Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

"The wood-grain linoleum attaches to two doorways...so that’s kind of like a runway that you can walk through, and then this theatre light points at the wall. There’s some very faint expressionistic roller-painting of pink on the wall that the theatre light points at. So it’s this self-conscious highlighting of that sort of 'expression.' I put it in quotation marks- but people are expressive. Art’s expressive. But it’s not that fact that’s so important. It’s rather what we make of all that expression. And there’s a kind of stillness in the work. It’s like the light is pointing at something that’s still. Everything in there is still, but you can move through." - Jessica Stockholder...

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"The wood-grain linoleum attaches to two doorways...so that’s kind of like a runway that you can walk through, and then this theatre light points at the wall. There’s some very faint expressionistic roller-painting of pink on the wall that the theatre light points at. So it’s this self-conscious highlighting of that sort of 'expression.' I put it in quotation marks- but people are expressive. Art’s expressive. But it’s not that fact that’s so important. It’s rather what we make of all that expression. And there’s a kind of stillness in the work. It’s like the light is pointing at something that’s still. Everything in there is still, but you can move through."

- Jessica Stockholder

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