Sunday, April 13, 2008

Alex Sweder

Check out Alex Schweder's work + thinking.

Spit Skin

Saliva, Biodegradable Packing, 96" x 42" x 120" in December 06, 18" x 48" x 72" at present, 2006

This installation of licked together biodegradable packing peanuts contorts, deforms, and melts when it contacts water. Located in a subterranean bathroom at the American Academy in Rome, this saliva stuck skin served as a map of moisture exchange between leaky walls and the leaky bodies that occupied them. The shriveling and shrinking architectural performance for the camera questions the role of the recording and the object in our subjective perception of space.

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