Casa Segura, developed during my Eyebeam Residency, is included in Ruth Slavid's new book Extreme Architecture, Building for Challenging Environments.





Kiss, 2007
Rubber, 892 pins
67.5" x 67.5" / 180 x 180 cm

Kiss is made of two transposed grids. The word Kiss appears in English, Arabic (qobla) and Hebrew (neshika). One grid of words hangs against the wall in the reading direction. The second grid of word hangs at the tip of the pins against reading direction. Thus the kisses breathe on each other at the distance of the pin. The words are organized spontaneously and form all nine possible combinations between the languages. The work is lit by several shades of white light to generate a third system of relationships that emerges from the overlapping shadows.

Project Created: 
February 2007

Schengen with ease 'Extra-comunitarios', or citizens of non-European countries, have the 'extra' bureaucratic task of changing their status, to one that will allow them to move and work 'freely' within the European Union. The length and complexity of this process can vary depending on the type of 'extra-comunitario' in question. Almost everyone agrees that bureaucracy is the most boring thing on the world. Time spent in waiting rooms and lines is not considered as a part of living, but an interference, daily life put on hold, with the hope that, when it's all over, it will be possible to take up 'real' life again as though nothing had ever happened. It is wasted, meaningless time that has to be erased as soon as the new status is achieved - in the case that process was successful.

Project Created: 
January 2006
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