OPEN SPACE is an interdisciplinary project involving artists, architects, and designers bringing small and large scale installations. The exhibition, organised by the European Cultural Centre – Italy, takes place in the beautiful gardens of Giardini della Marinaressa, Venice.
“Social Distancing/Footprints” is the sculpture that best illustrates the connection, and segue between the stone sculptures intended for the Venice Architecture Biennale that was to open in May 2020 under the auspices of The European Cultural Centre in the Giardini Della Marinaressa and Earth Lung the site-specific sculpture made for Open Space exhibition in the gardens, and my response to Covid19.
Ironically perhaps the original set of footprints were made in 1982 when I never used water. The second pair were made to be included in the Biennale with the stone sculptures. Footprints have always interested me as a signifier for gravity and also of humankind’s presence on earth and the moon. With the arrival of Covid19 and social distancing, I had an opportunity to include these pieces in a purposeful way. May You Live in Interesting times indeed!