I wanted to make art for animals. In order to make art for animals, I needed to know what kind of art animals would like. In order to know what kind of art animals would like, I needed to understand what it’s like to be an animal–what it’s like to see and hear and think and feel and behave like an animal. Thus, a series called Sketches for Art for Animals.
This project is intended to help understand how cats walk through a complex, precariously-organized environment without touching anything.
This installation features a number of strings hanging down from the ceiling in a grid, with a bell tied at the bottom of each string. The goal is for people to wind their way through the strings like a cat, without ringing any of the bells.
The top pictures are from Unit B gallery in San Antonio, and the bottom pictures are from FIMA in Montreal.