Thursday, November 19, 2009

temple for a disabled sculpture (inspiration china show)

The confines of a glass cube do little for the social object. The white pedestal and the temple share few commonalities. Those who frequent a museum have a far different intent than those who visited the object in its genesis.

This sculptural fraction has become once removed from true cultural function. It is debilitated, severed from social participation, and made a tool of analysis. Appreciated for all of the wrong reasons.

I have constructed a compromise -- a surrogate architecture, digitally occupied by the Buddha. Through which intended functions migrate back out to the world.

It is a temple for a disabled sculpture and a goodbye to white walls.


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