Even If Such an Object Outside Us Were Unimportant
January 6 – February 3, 1995
Opening Reception: 6-8pm, Friday, January 6, 1995
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Scott MacLeod’s installation Even If Such an Object Outside Us Were Unimportant is derived from his 1990 performance tour of eastern and western Europe, “Brief Amaze”. The installation uses blackboard paint, original text written in chalk, clothing, chairs, rusty metal objects, maps, books and other elements to create the atmosphere of a previously used, but now vacated site. According to MacLeod, the site refers to a generalized action of abandonment and specifically to the abandonment of ideology in post-cold war eastern Europe. Visitors to the installation are encouraged to rummage through suitcases, books, and other items to reveal information of a more personal nature. Scott MacLeod, Known primarily for his performance art, has created solo and collaborative works locally and internationally for the last twelve years. MacLeod is also currently a member and administrator for Parallel, a US-Czechoslovakia Cultural Exchange program.