Bronze Ground

powdered bronze
dimensions variable
February 2009

‘Bronze Ground’ is variable in its dimensions, and is distributed by being brushed over the area of floor, which it exclusively occupies. Its surface therefore bears the marks of its making, although, like the sands of a beach, its surface appearance is temporary. At the end of its time it is swept up to be stored away, but inevitably takes within it the minute traces of dust it accumulates while installed. Central to the conception of this work and to that of Bronze Length is the consideration of their ‘afterlives’; of the work changing hands, of their potential incarnations elsewhere. Both necessitate an exchange.