30 x 24 x 50 inches
'TK' is a life-size, upside-down US presidential lectern made of white Corian, a synthetic stone that appears seamless when honed. Mute and somewhat unfamiliar--it could be an abstract sculpture, an empty pedestal, or a quarry block--it nonetheless intimates the cacophony of potential political speech. Befitting this notion of potential, the title is the letter pair that writers use as a placeholder for details they do not yet have; it is a bastardization of "to come."
'TK' was produced for the exhibition 'MetroPoles, Culture in Action,' curated by Heng-Gil Han and Jose Ruiz at the Jamaica Center for the Arts, which required a first set of artists to produce objects or actions that a second and third set then altered, augmented, or destroyed. 'TK' was part of the first phase, and was subsequently transformed by Jason Eisner and Jason Balicki.