PRINT March 1988


Whether in a gallery, museum, street, public setting, or private residence, the work of art always emerges from the site and from the human beings who occupy that site.

It is the site that provokes. It is out of site and in site that one sees. It is from site that the possibilities for the exhibition are born; that they draw, model, and form themselves. The site limits, presents, and presents itself. The site inspires, constrains, and liberates.

On building a place within a site

For my 1984 work for the Gewad, an alternative space in Gent, as for almost all such installations, the site opened the door to many possibilities (see sketches 1–12), and choosing from among them was difficult. I finally decided upon the only one (see sketches 13–20 and photos) that could function not only within and for the original site but also within and for any other potential site. This principle, a recent one

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