Project Description

Portfolio | Interstitial Castings

Commonwealth

Bolster
Hydrocal, Fiberglass, Steel
54 x 29 x 16 inches

Bolster is the interstitial space between the Buffalo Arts Studio Jump Start administrator and a participant in the Jump Start program. It is the negative space between him showing her art work on his cell phone.

Piloti
Hydrocal, Fiberglass, Steel
57 x 12 x 16 inches

Piloti is the interstitial space between the Buffalo Arts Studio Curator and a docent. It is the negative space between them as they talk about artworks on display.

Pylon
Hydrocal, Fiberglass, Steel
62 x 37 x 17 inches

Pylon is the interstitial space between two employees at Cantalician/Diversified Labor. It is the negative space between them as one supervises the work of the other.

Brace
Hydrocal, Fiberglass, Steel
53 x 32 x 18 inches

This interstitial casting is the negative space between an art
therapist and her client in conversation during a session.

Buttress
Hydrocal, Fiberglass, Steel
69.
5 x 36 x 16 inches

Buttress is the interstitial space between an Apsire Western NY employee and a participant in the program. It is the negative space between them as one helps the other navigate her wheelchair.

Commonwealth is a set of five Interstitial Castings commissioned by Buffalo Arts Studioin the summer of 2018 to document the social, physical, and emotional support provided by local health and human service organizations like Aspire WNY, Inc. iXpress, Cantalician/Diversified Labor Solutions, and the Buffalo Arts Studio Jump Start program. Interstitial Castings are negative space castings of people engaged in choreographies of the intimate. They are the space between two people enacting their relationship through gesture. The Buffalo Art Studio’s commission was an opportunity to investigate different communication strategies and reassess choreographies of the intimate that are often taken for granted like those of care and labor.