Untitle (Inflated Space) – Vincent Como

Untitled (Inflated Space)
Vincent Como

The exhibition which I undertook at the Southside Gallery was an installation where I constructed two large cubes out of plastic sheeting to conform to the dimensions of the basement, and inflated them within the space.  The understanding was that the work would lose air throughout the course of the show and the artwork would be in a constant state of change.

I was interested in the idea that a person could have an experience of a particular space without being able to enter into that space.  The piece became about the viewer’s engagement-by-non-engagement of the work.  Then, coupled with the passing physical presence of the work, it would occupy the space of memory.

basement installation
July 1999

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