Almost There 

exhibits at outside gallery,

North Adams, May - June 2017

Structural design:

Tommy Schaperkotter

I understand the gravity of a train

 

from the empty space and warmth afterbirth air of recent loss

 

which I encounter when I run down to the platform thirty seconds too late.

 

It is the same with all things of such weight,

 

to understand them best when you have just missed them.

 

Franny Choi

“Notes on the Existence of Ghosts”

 

Almost There explores the invisible space between tangible objects or spaces. The space, in which is always so close but never really meeting, the uneasy trigger of seizing and missing, seeing and loosing. It invites you to communicate the feeling of longing for something, someone, a place, a memory.

 

The object focuses on the void between two masses, two opposite geographical landscapes, two physically opposite cities and towns on the Earth. The surfaces on each of the mass generate an un-defined and un-designed space in the middle. The main piece renders the topography of Mt Everest and the bottom terrain of the Challenger Deep. In between the highest and lowest point on earth exists everything and nothing simultaneously.

Almost There is part of "We Need to Talk" exhibition, addressing the perceived value of art and design in the US in regards to the proposed budget defund of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.

 
11° 22' 24"  ,  142° 35' 30"
 
Challenger Deep
 
-34° 46' 47.78"  ,  116° 4' 25.48"
Windy Harbour, Australia
11° 32' 41.54"  ,  104° 53' 31.8"
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
 
27° 59' 16.26"  ,  86° 55' 30.09"
 
Mt. Everest
 
42° 42' 3.29"  ,  -73° 6' 31.37"
 
North Adams MA, USA
 
-5° 53' 10.26"  ,  -77° 36' 28.03"
 
Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo, Peru