kristine woods
  studio recent

Physical Plant I & II. Electrical outlet, pump, water, rag. 2001.

In Physical Plant, a small tube is inserted into an electrical outlet through which a steady drop of water drips onto a rag. This small change exploits the invisibility of electrical outlets introducing urgency into the architecture. Wiring becomes plumbing. This piece demands close inspection even to be seen. Living in a house requires trust that the structure is reliable. We live in a state of suspended disbelief. We have faith that things won't fall apart, despite their slow decay.