Minor Landmark

 

In collaboration with artists Ben McQuillan and Yumi Janairo Roth, we created this work while in residence at Galerie Klatovy-Klenova in the Czech Republic. This project is our attempt to translate a small town’s cultural landscape while trying to connect to the village of Klenova. We were interested in combining some of the visual language from the gallery and the sculpture grounds with the vernacular of the village, using patterns gleaned from the local architecture, painted on objects we found confounding to our American sensibilities. Unlike stationary objects in a sculpture garden or park, the modified structures (which we came to learn were the local firefighters’ practice equipment) will likely be moved and resituated to suit the various needs of the village.