Michael Rodemer

Show ran from 9/5/2001 to 9/29/2001

Space to Live, Space to Die, computer-coordinated kinetic sculpture.

Growing into life involves an expansion of the space, physical and conceptual, to which one lays claim in the world, while dying out of the world may partly be the opposite process: a drawing in upon the self, certainly physically, perhaps in the range of our concerns as well. The artwork attempts to find a sculptural metaphor for these processes that may be experienced on a visceral level as one’s own body is confronted with, or even enveloped by, the expanding and contracting sculpture. A brief computer animation of the work is available at http://www.umich.edu/~rodemer