Q&A: Stacey Rozich
from My Love for you is a Stampede of Horses
I may have posted Patrick Gildersleeves already, but who gives a fuck?
I have a toddler-like affinity for rhythmic patterns, plus I love how the colored paper background give these drawings an automatic sense of atmosphere.
Falling Garden. San Staë church on the Canale Grande. 50th Biennial of Venice, 2003. Installation by Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger.
The Doge (Mocenigo) needed a church so as to be able to have a monumental tomb built for himself, the church (San Staë) needed a saint so as to be able to be built, the saint (San Eustachio) needed a miracle so as to be pronounced a saint, the miracle needed a stag in order to be seen, and we built the garden for the reindeer.
The visitors lie on the bed above the doge’s gravestone, and the garden thinks for them.
Components: Plastic berries (India), cow pads (Jura), waste paper (Venice), baobab seeds (Australia), beech, elder and magnolia branches (Uster), thorns (Almeria), nylon blossoms (one-dollar-shop), pigs’ teeth (Indonesia), seaweed (Seoul), orange peel (Migros shop), fertilizer crystals (home grown), pigeons’ bones (San Staë), silk buds (Stockholm), cattail (Ettiswil), cats’ tails (China), celery roots (Montreal), virility rind (Caribbean), wild bore quills (zoo), banana leaves (Murten), rubber snakes (Cincinnati)…
This is, without a doubt, the coolest thing you, or I, or anybody has or will see for a long long time.
Somebody combined taxidermy and high art and cake. Can you even believe that?
ugh i wish i could think of stuff like this