Beach Building for Art on the Beach    1984

commissioned by Creative Time 1984
wood , paint, fabric
4 sheds each 8’ x 2’6” x 2’6”

A collaborative project with the Jane Comfort Dance Company. 

Beach Building explores the ambiguity between small beach cabanas and big city buildings. Art on the Beach, a summer sculpture installation and series of dance performances, was originated by Creative Time. It was located on a sandy landfill in lower Manhattan. Dance companys were paired with artists.  Beach Building functions as a stage set and a site specific sculpture. It is made up of four sheds that were manipulated by the dancers during the performance. The doors rotate 270 degrees so that each shed can turn inside out or be attached to form a screen or larger building.  The sheds are like costumes. Dancers could occupy them. I define architecture as choreography without a choreographer.