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Proposal for Viewing (model). Wood, plexi-glass. 14"x14"x14". 2004.

Proposal for Viewing is a model for public sculpture that questions the agency presumed by positions of spectatorship. To use these bleachers, spectators must choose between (a) taking a seat in the conventional way, or (b) entering underneath the bleachers. Option (a) imposes a role, physically demanding a posture. Option (b) invites the viewer to re-imagine spectatorship. The viewer is invited to approach the sculpture the way children play—they can invent new uses for fixed forms.