BRUCE CHARLESWORTH

Wrong Adventures 1984, installation detail

Wrong Adventures

"By the time I arrived at the Capp Street Project at the beginning of January, I had set some restrictions for myself in developing new artworks. One of these was to avoid surveillance as a theme because I had used it to one degree or another in several videos and installations up to that point.  When I got there and lived in the space for a few days – this was the building in San Fransisco designed by David Ireland – I realized there was no way to have level eye contact with passers-by through any of the windows. They were mostly narrow horizontal slits, well above the height of anyone on the street. It was a way to spy on the neighborhood – and maybe more significantly, it was 1984. What else could I do but use those qualities of the building?"

 

 

Wrong Adventures 1984, installation detail
Wrong Adventures 1984, installation detail
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