Splint

2001 + 2002

Temporary Fixtures, Artspace

Positive Overkill, Imperial Slacks

The key concept of transition is clearly central to Splint, as the artwork is a continuation or prosthetic to the form of the institution. The functional roof of herringbone bracing that supports the weight of an overhead ceiling is extended into the artwork, that function to support the historical weight of concepts relating to the mechanisms of art and its value. For instance, the smooth transition of art-object to its supporting architectural environment quickly leads to speculation over the object within institutional habitats. These works come as poetic additions to a discourse initiated with Duchamp’s ready-made and the shift from artwork to its context and various support criteria.

ChrisFox_Splint-1-3.jpg
ChrisFox_Splint-9.jpg
ChrisFox_Splint-6.jpg
ChrisFox_Splint-5.jpg
ChrisFox_Splint-1.jpg
ChrisFox_Splint-7.jpg
ChrisFox_Splint-2.jpg