Breathing Room

Breathing Room, 2012
site specific (old Grand Rapids Public Museum)
wooden plank floor, soap, water, tubing, air and motors

A full room installation in which piles of soap bubbles accumulate from removed knots in the wooden floor animating inaccessible spaces while giving the viewer room to contemplate poetic depth in architecture. All “action” in the room comes from the negative spaces including the air flow, lighting and the soap bubbles from the knots in the floor planks. This installation was in an abandoned museum in Grand Rapids, MI where the themes of active negative space, layers and depth had a potent history to call upon.