Gestures

Sand // Brick // Sediment

Our distinct practices, hovering between sculpture and installation, are concerned with concepts such as the role of architecture in identity formation (Adam Liam Rose) and the interaction of people as they relate to their changing environment (Abigail Marguerite Dreier). Our collaboration centers on gestural actions that attempt long-standing monuments, which are ultimately doomed to the temporary.

The resulting product is a series of short video performances. Through the ideas of childhood, memory, elementary forms of architecture, and time, we create interactions whereby energy, endurance, and exhaustion result in constant failure. While our actions are simple, set guidelines include: the sole use of our hands to construct or excavate, the completion of each gesture in under six hours, and the use of natural and available substances at each site as primary material. A sense of childlike play intermingled with adult ambition characterize each gesture.