New York

Amy Hauft

Berland Hall

Over the past few years Amy Hauft has used architectural systems, maps, and time lines to examine humanity’s attempts to order and name a world we poorly understand. While in one piece Hauft investigated Southern California water politics, and in another she installed a carpet of sod in a Brooklyn gallery, her concern is not so much ecological as epistemological or even psychological. She asks what our ways of mapping say not only about what we know but about what we want to know. You Are Here, 1990, grappled with the inconceivably short time span of humankind’s stay on earth in relation to geological history. A collection of clocks, showing the different times in various cities around the globe at a given instant, jarred most people’s commonsense notions of “now.” In You Are Here, the title directly engaged the viewer’s position in relation to the cosmos.

In more recent installations Hauft

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