The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere

The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere

2010
Abandoned road, agricultural artifacts, rope, resurrected barbed wire fence, and collected rocks
TRT 8:48

The series "The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere," consists of a variety of site-conditioned installations, mostly located along an abandoned road that cuts through the woods of Chashama North’s residency in Pine Plains, New York.  It articulates a loose-knit narrative inspired by the defunct boundaries of barbed wire and rock walls which mark the surrounding woods.  Located on the grounds of an old dairy farm, the setting provided an abandoned agricultural context for my ongoing exploration of the relationship between natural and built forces within the landscape.

Most titles are derived from the lyrics of poet/singer/storyteller Utah Phillips (RIP).