Personal Plots, Istanbul Biennial

2019

Personal Plots is a large-scale outdoor sculpture responding to cultural attitudes about private property, personal space, structures of real estate, and the resulting structures of debt and bondage. Low concrete block walls demarcate human-sized, cell-like spaces that recall the office cubicle, a private bedroom, or a cemetery plot. The work points to the way in which space, and its delineation, can be used as a medium for control and alienation while simultaneously a source of security, privacy and individualism.