1 O O O I S L A N D, Instal­la­tion view


1 O O O I S L A N D, Instal­la­tion view


Detail: Extruded Cube (with Closet Pro­tru­sion and Peanut But­ter), 2013
Plex­i­glas, spray paint, mir­ror adhe­sive vinyl foam, hard­ware, ArtKraft paper with plas­tic sleeve


Detail: Extruded Cube (with Closet Pro­tru­sion and Peanut But­ter), 2013
Plex­i­glas, spray paint, mir­ror adhe­sive vinyl foam, hard­ware, ArtKraft paper with plas­tic sleeve, white Adi­das Super­star 2.0


Detail: Extruded Cube (with Closet Pro­tru­sion and Peanut But­ter), 2013
Plex­i­glas, spray paint, mir­ror adhe­sive vinyl foam, hard­ware, ArtKraft paper with plas­tic sleeve, hang­ers, plas­tic han­dles


Cel Block with Arab Straps (for Slim), 2013
Mar­be­lized Plex­i­glas, glit­ter, spray paint, spray adhe­sive, mir­ror adhe­sive vinyl, plas­tic han­dles, Lori Grenier’s Fill-A Bowls, sham­poo, con­di­tioner, bas­ket­ball, rub­ber car­rots, glit­ter, Wal­mart Desert Oasis tee shirt, rhine­stones, rub­ber bread, acrylic pegs, 50 Cent lighter, cig­a­rette, eye­shadow, Gar­nier Fruc­tis dis­penser, baby sham­poo dis­penser, Gatorade lid, Hershey’s Kiss choco­late scented can­dle, arti­fi­cial flow­ers, pig­mented rub­ber, LED mime gloves, Eliz­a­beth Peyton’s Em [(ink on paper) cour­tesy of Brooke Gar­ber Nei­dich), foil, con­tact paper anodized metal frames, 3M adhe­sive vinyl, foam, wood, elec­tri­cal tape, hard­ware
44 x 75 x 70 inches (111.76 x 190.5 x 177.8 cm)


Detail: Cel Block with Arab Straps (for Slim), 2013
Mar­be­lized Plex­i­glas, glit­ter, spray paint, spray adhe­sive, 50 Cent lighter, Hershey’s Kiss choco­late scented can­dle, Eliz­a­beth Peyton’s Em [(ink on paper) cour­tesy of Brooke Gar­ber Nei­dich], foil, con­tact paper anodized metal frames, 3M adhe­sive vinyl, foam, wood, elec­tri­cal tape, hard­ware


Ded­i­ca­tion Mon­u­ment (for Kim), after Gen­tileschi, 2013
Vin­tage horse mas­cot head, arti­fi­cial flow­ers, pig­mented rub­ber, florists foam, wire
30 x 40 x 39 inches (76.2 x 101.6 x 99.06 cm)


Mirage, 2013
Mir­rored Plex­i­glas, Glid­den Duo semi gloss paint: Vibrant Day Lily, Laven­der
184 x 635 inches (467.36 x 1612.9 cm)


Mirage, 2013
Mir­rored Plex­i­glas, Glid­den Duo semi gloss paint: Vibrant Day Lily, Laven­der
184 x 635 inches (467.36 x 1612.9 cm)


The Fog, 2013
Plex­i­glas, fog machines, PVC tube, alu­minum
North
102 x 42 x 108 inches
(259.1 x 106.7 x 274.3 cm)
267.75 feet3
South
102 x 42 x 102 inches
(259.1 x 106.7 x 259.1 cm)
252.88 feet3
Edi­tion 5 plus 2AP
Dims. var.

SEPT 8–OCT 13, 2013

ALEX DA CORTE:
1 O O O I S L A N D

ALEX DA CORTE

ON VIEW: SEPTEMBER 8–OCTOBER 13

AC: and do you think about these worlds, these per­sonas through­out the day?

E: Yeah, I mean, it’s some­where that I go often.

AC: I’m going to ask you a few ques­tions and I’d like for you to answer them as hon­estly as pos­si­ble.

E: Okay.

AC: …so imag­ine you are in a desert…can you describe the desert for me?

E: ha, ok…I’m in a desert…I’m in a desert…and…well, I see a mirage, like an oasis, because I’m thirsty and I’ve been walkin’ for days. It looks like the ocean…

AC: Imag­ine you see a cube. Can you please describe the cube for me?

E: a cube: Okay, it’s like my house, but it’s not my house. It’s like a fun­nier ver­sion of my house, a fun house– all striped and bright and shit, you know, how fun houses are…and it’s in the mid­dle of the ocean…err…“the desert.”

AC: …and you see a lad­der, can you describe the lad­der for me? Where is it in rela­tion to the cube and the desert?

E: I don’t see a lad­der… well I see a lad­der but I can’t reach it. It’s too far away and I like livin’ in this fun house for now…

AC: Now you see a horse. Can you describe the horse for me? Where is the horse in rela­tion to the cube, the lad­der, and the desert?

E: I see a horse sleep­ing at my feet. I don’t know if the horse is alive or dead or hun­gry like me. I think I should feed it but I can’t find its food. It’s like every room is mov­ing and when I try to grasp at some­thing it isn’t there anymore…maybe I should bury the horse cuz it isn’t wak­ing up when I call for it…

AC: You see some flow­ers. Describe them and where they are in rela­tion to the horse, the lad­der, the cube, and the desert.

E: I try to give the horse flow­ers to eat too. It doesn’t work because they dis­ap­pear like the rest of the stuff in the house…just melts away.…

AC: There is a storm com­ing. Where is it? What do you do in the face of the storm? What becomes of the flow­ers, the horse, the lad­der, the cube and the desert… ?

E: Oh man I see a…

excerpt from an inter­view with Eminem by Ander­son Cooper, “Eminem’s Incred­i­ble Rise to Star­dom”, 60 Min­utes, CBS, Octo­ber 11, 2010

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