Method of Loci
5' x 7' x 8'
plywood, cheesecloth, tyvek, tea, wood, plastic, ceramic, found objects
Imaginary Tyrants: Being or Thinking
What would life be if we had to prioritize only one way of engaging with the world: thinking or being? There was a time when I was tempted to choose decisively between the two. As I debated the merits of each option, I built this piece. It is a pair of shrines: a place to worship each idea, and to manifest an intuitive debate. The structure allowed me to enact the argument through a simple game, using the objects in my studio. On impulse alone, I had to choose objects at random, and determine if they aligned better as "being" objects, or "thinking" objects. What would each objects' worldview be?
In the end, it was a false dichotomy, an impossible task. I couldn’t choose one way of living over the other if I wanted to. What’s left is a record of a thought process: enacted research.