The Object Transformed
This project was a performance piece that explored ideas of domesticity, control, and art-making. Comprised of two pavilions; a catapult and a "domicile", each inhabited for the duration of the "event," the final result was a series of paintings that were made by combining accidental and intentional actions. The Randomizer inhabited the catapult and was symbolic of the things we cannot control, such as natural forces. The Domestician occupied the docile, which had window-like panels that rotated into place that were the surfaces on which their interaction left marks. The Domestician tried to control her surroundings, editing the marks that were left by the Randomizer. The Randomizer operated according to a system that appeared random to the Domestician, who had a "cookbook" that laid out cryptic instructions and represented the ideal panels that she should strive to recreate. There were costumes and a text that expressed their relationship in which the Randomizer issues proclamations and the Domestician misinterprets them to her own ends. This project coincided with the year I got married, and also critiqued the architectural flavor of the time.