My Choice is Made, And I Desire No Change

This architectural installation was exhibited at the Art Today ’97 group show, Saison Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Sept.-Nov. 1997.  It was inspired by a song composed by the English Renaissance lutenist Francis Pilkington (ca. 1565-1638), “My choice is made, and I desire no change.” A sloped path leads viewers to a wooden seating nook which projects outside the museum, where a recording of the composition, sung by the artist, can be heard. A 16-meter long printed mural narrows to a point, its anamorphic elements visually resolved when one is seated in the nook. A machine derived from a sketch by Leonardo is integrated into the structure so that operating it will destroy the installation. I choose to do nothing.