Exhibition

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Here: Artists Interventions at the Aldrich Museum , Group Exhibition, 1998

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

A cross section of artists made interventions in the museums spaces including Bryan Tolle, Robert Gober, David Nash, Lee Boroson, Judy Fox, Liza Lou, Sharon Louden and Roberly Bell

Susan's work consisted of two works, the first was three hand-sewn quilts made form tea bags, coffee stained paper portion cups and cup cake holders, which hung on the walls of a room in the museum that would once have been a bedroom. Referencing the quilt making tradition of the area and the domestic history of the museum. Bullet was made from 20 large sheets of toilet tissue supplied by the local Kimberly-Clark mill. The sheets of paper were lined up and shot 15 times with a hunting rifle and then hung in front of a window in the museum with 10 inches between each sheet and so that all the holes lined up perfectly. The viewer was able to look through each hole into a light tunnel or another ephemeral world to the green of the gardens beyond. The fragile paper resisted the bullet as it ripped through the sheets so the front sheet has perfect round bullet holes whereas the last sheet has large jagged tears. This evidences the bullets journeys as they travelled through the paper in time. Ironically even such a fragile material is able to resist the violent power of the bullet.

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