A Piece for Two Hills and a City

2016

A site-specific installation designed for gallery located on the 7th floor of a building in downtown Chicago. The installation replicated a small hill located 20 miles away that occupies the exact same elevation (731 feet above sea level) as the gallery. Viewers were invited to walk on the hill and enact two performance scores that referenced vertical and horizontal movement through the city:

1. Climb a small hill to elevate yourself one foot higher than where you stand right now.

2.  Climb down from a small hill, take an elevator down to the street, and travel 21 miles due west along a gradual incline until you reach the top of another small hill that also elevates you one foot higher than where you stand right now. Then turn your body to the east and imagine yourself on a horizontal plane thats stretches back into the city.

Image courtesty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Image courtesty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago