Saturday, June 18, 2016

CSA Space

I am not sure how long ago CSA Space opened its doors, but co-founder Steven Tong tells me it has been twelve years since the uncovering and opening of its lone exterior window.

No disrespect to Tegan Moore, whose current CSA installation includes a rather claustrophobic video of a warehouse where houses are tested, but while visiting last Wednesday I found it difficult to concentrate on anything other than the air coming in through that window.

But that's the point, right? How the opening of that window in that space was intended by the artist to contrast with the "controlled" laboratory environment in which houses and their materials are studied and, in this instance, conveyed to us through the closed box that is its monitor?

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