The Circle Game, 2010
plastic insulated copper electrical wire
individual elements dimensions variable
overall installation 19' x 8' x 9'
The Circle Game is a site-specific installation utilizing the skylight as source material for ascension. Each element in the work exists as a place-holder, carrying a lifetime's worth of experience and information. As the elements ascend, they shed. The plastic coated copper conduit itself is both historic and modern, some of it having been discovered hiding in the back of an old dusty hardware store and some having been whisked from a daily shipment at Home Depot. Each wire, though, remembers the kinks it develops from the spool it was wound on and from the bends and manipulations it has endured. Some of the kinks can be aligned out and forgotten, some alter the wire permanently. The installation is meant for wandering into.