6 feet x 7 feet x 0.25 in
Thread and Thumbtacks
Photo by Graciela Socorro
I create borders just to be able to perceive a space, an area, as a constructor uses a leveling string
to determine the site.
These limits are fragile; is it a tool for perception, protection, or rather, is it a tool to trace a playground?
These personal borders can be made by drawing a line on the ground with my finger , or a stick, and easily erasing it when it is over.
Other times, these borders can be made by imaginary walls, and can disappear as soon as I imagine something else.
I can make them by words, I can make them with objects.
The border proposed for this project, is made by using wax thread and thumbtacks, encapsulating a space, memories and anecdotes.
This is a site-specific installation, a subtle perspective, an oblique drawing; it is a loose and almost spontaneous process.
The vertexes are held in place by a simple thumbtack, pinned to keep the line and the shape, and acting in unison with the rest, forming a unit, a small crowd holding together a beautiful shape, all protagonists in marking a territory-- my territory.
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