Maria Bjurestam - art and projects

Site 1992-94 Three versions adjusted to particular spaces.

Plaster-board on wood, paint. 70x183x450/600/700 cm. Photo shows model 1:10.

Site is a wall-like structure with two seats at each end of it. The seats, comfortable for one person, are facing each other but are separated by the wall. Seclusion is achieved through the wall continuing as a back of the seats. Although SITE is not as high as a standard wall, it is enough to provoke a decision if one wants to look over, either by standing on the seats or stretching considerably. The construction is also long enough to evoke a feeling of reaching different areas when walking around it. It is possible to sit on the seats, feeling secure, placed, contemplating or imagining another person sitting on the reverse side.