"The Infant Carlos III Dreams of the New World" - 1990
Mixed media; 2 acres
Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco
Sometimes there's some ambiguity about whether something is a sculpture or an installation, and in some cases, like this one, there's some question of where the distinction is between installation & performance. These questions aren't too important to me, so maybe the decisions I make about this issue are inconsistent. In any case there's no need to go into any explanations here.
The elements of this installation were spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza, one of the largest & most heavily-trafficked downtown public areas. These elements were repeatedly relocated & reconfigured during the course of a 16-hour performance by the same artist (me). This project was the result of a commissioning competition by Intersection for the Arts Projects/Off-Site Spaces, and included some collaboration with Raegan Kelly, who made several B&W super-8 film loops for this project.