Between Something and Nothing
Black-out drapery fabric, muslin, fluorescent black light, polyethylene plastic sheeting, phosphorescent paint, helium, rare earth magnets, and iron filings.
11′ high x 11′ diameter.
Upon entering the gallery, visitors encountered this 16-sided column. Walking around the structure, visitors found a doorway. Visitors entered the structure into a darkened space lit by a single fluorescent black light. Floating within the space were helium filled, clear polyethylene inflatables. Each inflatable was painted with phosphorescent dots that glowed under the black light. Weighted with magnets, the inflatables hovered in mid-space between the floor and the ceiling. Depending upon air currents and viewer participation, the inflatables moved about the darkened space at different rates and heights.