"For “Between Pain and Boredom” (the title of which is taken from Schopenhauer’s description of the extremes of life that we all oscillate between), Lendvai has constructed a series of 16-foot beams of raw White Pine that arc through the gallery. Generated via catenaries, the precise curves of the beams (which break through interior and exterior walls of the gallery to revel both factory-cut ends in places, as well as crudely sawed-off ends in others) are the result of Lendvai’s application of construction technology that pre-dates computers by millennia." - Excerpt from Edward Winkleman.
I found the discussion over the definition of "site-specific installation" to be much more interesting than the installation, which truthfully could have been followed and appreciated without the aid of this piece. If anyone actually gets this piece, please illuminate, because I am neither understanding the meaning, nor am I compelled by the installation to attempt to understand. There's no emotion, no spirit.
He installed low rafters in a room that usually exhibits paintings. (Old school is New School?)
Do you find this compelling or interesting, if so, why?
I, for one, am siding with boredom.