marianne csaky



The exhibition at Gallery 56 was essentially a complex space construction. I built a new, slanted floor in the gallery that contradicted the familiar system of vertical-horizontal coordinates determined by gravitation thus forcing the viewers entering the space to walk on a floor inclined in two directions. At the same time, I hung the exhibited objects from the ceiling which placed them in the original, familiar space determined by gravitation together with the windows and doors which I did not cover up but incorporated in the construction of the new space. Some objects were placed on the ground since my purpose was not to separate the space of the viewer from that of the objects but to create the simultaneous presence of two, or possibly more spaces, dimensions, interpretations. (more)
Slanting Space, Gallery 56, 1997