When

Jul 06, 2024

Type

Sculpture

Where

Sculpture & Architecture Park

Body, Language is an installation by Riley Hooker of interconnected inflatable structures for sitting titled SIT(UATION). The forms—produced in collaboration with architect Nick Meehan—evolved from Hooker’s publishing practice, and are calibrated for reading. They draw from the rich legacy of pneumatic design, building from the utopian imaginary and leftist movements of the 1960s. SIT(UATION) borrows much of its form and function from Physarum Polycephalum, or “Slime Mold,” and its curious form of decentralized, collective intelligence. To design the forms, Hooker turned to post-modern seating, fidget toys, sex manuals, and emergency shelters. The structure pushes back against the conservatism of the typical “museum bench,” fostering an atmosphere of collective learning, experimentation, and play.


Summer Season Opening Party
SAT, JUL 6┃5-8 PM

Free and open to the public.
Advanced registration appreciated.

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