SUSPENSIONS (2011)

Mixed media
Variable dimensions

Suspensions (2011), explores the activation of multiple spaces that were void of human intervention. The chosen sites of ruin become arenas for play as the modular structure relocates itself repeatedly grafting upon a site’s physical obstructions. The role of the maker is both nomad and unconventional engineer rigging up structures that promptly become familiar in their association to jungle gyms, “training apparatus”, or some kind of habitat. Action upon the structure yields a direct interaction with the materials that melds together a language of athletic culture and construction. Channeling an understanding of each site and creating a system that responds is essential, in addition to activating a place that is otherwise numb; bringing a surge of optimism through action and aesthetic. Special thanks to the family of Christopher Leland Lyon, and the University of Pennsylvania for their funding, resources and support.