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VAULT (The Tower: Lower Level), 2016

  • VAULT (The Tower: Lower Level), 2016
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  • VAULT (...), installation detail, 2016
  • VAULT (...), installation detail, 2016
  • VAULT (...), installation detail, 2016
  • VAULT (The Tower: Lower Level), 2016
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VAULT (The Tower: Lower Level), 2016

VAULT […] is the first installment of The Tower, an ongoing multimedia project that takes shape through the framework of a theoretical megastructure as a fragmented sequence of sculptural cross sections, never as a fully integrated, vertically erect architectural whole. Each cross section represents a floor or level of the larger structural/speculative fantasy, which ultimately proposes a new world order, complete with future mythologies, anatomies, and technologies. The structure’s narrative builds upon allegorical mineral economies and alchemical experimentation; evolution of reproductive systems and [thus] a restructuring of gender-based power structures; philosophical intersections of intersexual anatomies and architectural technologies that fantastically surmount the tower’s pinnacle and beyond. The Tower ascends from the guts of the world into the void of space, toward future forms and conditions of “humanity,” or its complete departure…without ever leaving the Earth’s surface.

VAULT is at once subterranean and past, a family tomb to bury an ancient lineage of religious mythology, warped gender relations, rape culture (and by extension, war culture), and obsolete means of reproduction. This historical burial ground exists in the deep bowels of The Tower, a nether region where ideologies go to die. (However, their spirits may remain undead…) All of the forthcoming levels address the present, the immediate future, or late (final) futures, and are in production successively for 2017 and 2018. The Tower will culminate in a final exhibition and performance event accompanied by an artist’s publication.

Installation: Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, concrete, statues (bonded marble, acrylic), ellipsoidal light, anodized aluminum, hardware.

Dimensions variable.

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