A Detour and a Pause
A Detour and a Pause | cedar dog-ear picket, assorted woods and wood composites, muslin, 2 1400 watt halogen lamps, and existing architecture | 12' x 42' x 22' 4" | 2013
A vacant space on the Main St. pedestrian mall in downtown Memphis, TN remained disused for a few years as it awaited a new lease from a commercial tenant. The installation develops the building's corner location as both conduit and node. A curving wall foreshortens the space and directs a door-to-door path while occluding access to the rest of the building. A small enclosure invites one to linger and fix one's gaze through the glazing and onto the mall. Fixation on the glazing, a hyperbolic picket fence, and silhouetting the fence's armature at night all modulate the private/public boundary of the space and the mall.