LAUREN BAKST and YURI MASNYJ
A conditional archive or A score for the past and future of LIVING ROOM INDEX AND POOL
MATERIALS dimensional lumber microphone visitors / guests 5 2 1 2 11 2 1 3 3 1 2 5 2 1 2 11 Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha shirts, pants, shoes, poncho laptops (two) time, memory, technique plywood, paint, foam, steel, glue MAINTENANCE vacuum the floor fold the clothes pile the stacks re-paint the rocks scatter the nails RECORD four anonymous selfies nine times without applause / two times with “it was like you were never here” sneaker scuffs on the white platform broken chair carpet folds, tears, and fades
PLATFORMS and STAGES
GLASS / CHROME ACTION brick fits in one hand, cinderblock gripped by one, carried by two laying down sod, laying down carpet, laying down plywood, laying down folded knee allows the leg to lift, steps onto (shag) carpet hands to face, step-touch, voice throw SITES theater (stage) living room (stage) FRAMES construction, domestic, paradise kitchen, basement, pool field, ruin, fantasy surfaces, meant to stay clean materials, laid out in grids ACTION covers, Nijinsky folds, unfolds, wash FIELD set and reset BODIES public and private (not so far apart) postmodern and celebrity dimensional (lumber) digital (at home) material, temporary PILES rubble, rock, asphalt, foam dirty clothes, also clean OBJECTS anticipate the body OBJECTS chairs, beams, sticks, planks, tubes, slabs, table tops, fences, wedges, mats, carpets, cabinets, handles, I- beams, speakers, stereo, lights, recessed lighting, columns, vertical columns, benches, ramps, the pool, shelves RULES fragments make a (w)hole fragments are placed, not fastened together ECHOES japanese gardens, ikea showrooms, sample apartments, rental units, condominiums, galleries, mazes, ruins NOTES rooms, lines, remnants
Lauren Bakst makes performances. Yuri Masnyj works in drawing and sculpture.