With the rapidly increasing cost of living in a city of urban decay, the utilization of found space as a base for communicating concepts became introduced. The statements presented by the Cathedral of Labor indicate the importance of work and placing this labor into the realm of worship (recontextualizing objects and labor into relics and rituals). The physical act of spending time in this space, scrubbing its walls, cleaning debris, and rebuilding lost portions creates a connection to the space.
Through extensive documentation, the temporal aspect of the piece is illuminated. Seeing the progress and experiencing the environment in an artistic setting allows for a transfer of context. Labor becomes performance, and the erasure of marks becomes the piece.
The space was recreated using LiDar spatial scans. This introduces varying realities of this finite physical space by incorporating digital replications.
Objects from the project were relocated, documented, and archived. This included a bathroom stall divider, and a linear strip of floor, wall, and ceiling extracted from the room and remade to the exact dimensions of the particular space.
210 x 10 x 100 cm
365 x 10 x 240 cm
Over the course of a month, the foundations of the Found Space project were installed. This is the first realization and experiment in this transdisciplinary research, performance, and documentation project. It is a traveling project, not tied down to any one location.