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Excerpts from "Close to Home: Chairs" installation from s kaplow on Vimeo.

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Project : Close to Home : Chairs : Ink on paper and video projections

Close to Home : Chairs, is a 65’ long horizontal row of painted images interspersed with 2 video loops of blurred or distanced gatherings of people. The video projectors are supported by two structures, one made from scrap wood, the other from Ikea® chair parts. Riffing on the simple form of a chair, this work sits against the backdrop of global industrialism that links us across great distance, but also resides ‘close to home’ through the intimacy of the object.

The form of a chair is reasonable and follows the logic of the body. It holds and supports, by design. The flat space of painting allows for less rational qualities to emerge – the absences, the distant interconnections, causes and effects, benefits and burdens. This work engages the complications and complicities embedded in these questions.