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untitled (gold dust)
Paige Phillips & Evan Dawson
untitled (gold dust)
Paige Phillips & Evan Dawson
installation performance
2013

The exhibition took place in an abandoned house and since the building did not have electricity, it was organized around giving viewers flashlights in order to see.

Untitled (gold dust) became a 5 hour installation, in which a woman took on a statuary position in a closet shrine, while a man continually swept a seemingly empty room. When visitors shined their flashlights, they were often startled to find that the air was in fact filled with gold dust particles. The doorways to the closet and into the hallway were sealed off with shrink wrap, and a hole was cut in the side of the closet wall for ventilation. This hole, opening onto the stairwell, also provided a profile view of the woman who was only partially visible from the doorway.