Passage, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2015
Realized as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, Passage is a reflection on the spatial qualities of the ramp. In response to a perceived incline and distance, one’s navigational sense corrects one’s movement by adjusting pace and posture. This installation endeavors to interrupt this automatic response by heightening an awareness of one’s body in space.
Composed of standard, off-the-shelf steel studs, the installation prolongs movement between floor levels to imagine the everyday experience of encountering a ramp anew.