24” x 30”
2-channel video/audio installation
In Stand (height) and Stand (weight), Type A playfully (and leisurely) uses sand, wood and bricks, to literally level their playing field, and then photograph the results. Starting with stature, each member’s height was determined and then equalized by creating sculptural elements in the sand on/in which to stand: a hole was dug and the resulting sand used to build a corresponding pedestal. Weight, displayed by the balance of a makeshift seesaw, was modified by the addition of bricks.
With a nod to performance, body art and earth works of the 1970’s, Type A makes monumental gestures with minimal conceit. The photographs are the only evidence of these judgmental actions and environmental alterations that took place in an isolated location.