Escaliers / Staircase

Oct 7 — 8, 2005



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


Escaliers / Staircase was a video and sculptural installation by Sarah Shamash developed while in residence at Western Front. The work reflected on one of the canons of architecture: the staircase. Alluding to greater questions of existence on a micro scale, the work featured a ten-metre metal filigree sculpted staircase and screen-projected video that explored the spatial relationship of the winding staircase, as an inbetween space, to a psychic space.

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