By Matthias Neumann

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Location: Italianate Garden

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Basics is an ongoing body of work exploring abstracted notions of form, space and utility, based on a constructive logic of additive 2 x 4 wooden studs that can be configured formally, spatially, and site-specifically. The work can be experienced both as an abstract sculptural gesture as well as a usable and interactive spatial environment. Neumann preassembled the two component parts of Basics and instigated a performative and communal raising of the sculptural parts―not unlike a barn-raising common in rural construction where a community would gather together to help raise a new building structure.

Acknowledgements: Dan North, Bruce Bauer Lumber, and John Rios.