collaborations with Michael Piazza (1955-2006)
Apparatus For Tending
Installation at Starland, Savannah 2002
Reading Room 978
Installation at Polvo, Chicago 2003
Salt water de-acidifies paper. This installation is a home made de-acidifier. Salty tears generated by air blown through tubes as the reader reads collects in a gutter, runs down a drain pipe to a
vat where books are soaked in the salty tear solution and then hung on a drying rack. Reading Room 978 is a closed system, the same 3 sets of 10 books repeat the cycle to infinity.