PROJECTS

The space between things
Graphic interventions in
five buildings about to be demolished
Santiago, Chile, 1998-99

 

- Demolition I (August-September 1998), Avenida El Bosque 0500-512-518, Providencia. Demolition: May 1999

- Demolition II (September 1998), Helvetia 261, Providencia. Demolition: May 1999

- Demolition III (October 1998), Av. Américo Vespucio Norte 86-64, Las Condes. Demolition: October 1998

- Demolition IV (November 1998), Augusto Leguía Norte 100, Las Condes. Demolition: November 1998

- Demolition V (December 1998), Pedro de Valdivia 2226, Providencia. Demolition: January 1999

 

Fund for the Development of Culture and Arts, FONDART, 1998

In 1998 I made The Space Between Things, a project in Santiago, Chile. I covered the floors of these abandoned houses and buildings, with thin layers of powdered pigments. More than imposing themselves in the place, these interventions revealed what was already there: the drawing of a wood floor, the outline of a door, forgotten objects. The deposits of pigment occupied the space to produce a discontinuity. Laid out on the floor, they altered and interrupted the transit, one could not circulate without destroying the "drawing". The imprints of the space became the main characters: traces, stains, debris, dust.

 

- Demolition I

Intervention # 1 (D1), cement and plum petals on concrete, 155 x 205 cm

Intervention # 2 (D1), white chalk on tiles, 142 x 145 cm

Intervention # 3 (D1), white chalk on carpet, 185 x 490 cm

Intervention # 5 (D1), black pigment on parquet, 310 x 570 cm

Intervention # 6 (D1), pigment black, 180 cm in diameter and 34 cm high

Intervention # 7 (D1), black pigment on floorboards, 340 x 620 cm

Intervention # 8 (D1), white chalk on parquet, 345 x 680 cm

Intervention # 9 (D1), black pigment on parquet, 112 x 520 cm

Intervention # 10 (D1), fat and ash, 34 x 34 cm

Intervention # 11 (D1), white chalk on parquet, 240 x 226 cm

Intervention # 12 (D1), black pigment and enamel spray, 100 x 255 cm

Intervention # 13 (D1), white chalk on parquet, 100 x 100 cm

 

- Demolition II

Intervention # 14 (D2), turned up floor, 113 x 203 cm

Intervention # 15 (D2), ash, 34 x 34 cm

Intervention # 16 (D2), 9 ceramic tiles, 33 x 33 x 20 cm

Intervention # 17 (D2), black pigment, variable dimensions

Intervention # 19 (D2), blue carbon paper on yellow floor, variable dimensions

 

- Demolition III

Intervention # 20 (D3), removal of carpet, variable dimensions

Intervention # 21 (D3), wax on parquet, 133 x 330 cm

Intervention # 22 (D3), removal of parquet, 281 x 168 cm

Intervention # 23 (D3), removal of parquet, 310 x 530 cm

 

- Demolition IV
Intervention # 24 (D4), black pigment, 160 x 480 cm

 

- Demolition V

Intervention # 25 (D5), Three narcissistic objects (D5), white chalk, variable dimensions

Intervention # 26 (D5), blue pigment on carpet, 490 x 825 cm

Intervention # 27 (D5), ashes, 50 x 100 cm

Intervention # 28 (D5), Three domestic objects (ironing board), blue pigment, variable dimensions

Intervention # 29 (D5), Three domestic objects (fan), blue pigment variable dimensions

Intervention # 30 (D5), Three domestic objects (chair), blue pigment, variable dimensions

Intervention # 32 (D5), black pigment on sand, glass and leaves, 220 x 534 cm

Intervention # 33 (D5), black pigment, 300 x 300 cm

Intervention # 34 (D5), white chalk, 300 x 300 cm

Intervention # 35 (D5), metal profile and water, 300 x 300 cm