Submerged, Installation, Dinnerware Gallery 1982
Hardesty suspended long PVC tubes at regularly spaced intervals
to fill the gallery space. At eye-height, he marked the tubes,
wall, and the gallery-front plate glass. Everything from that
marking, down was darkened (including the window, covered with
tinted sunshield). The effect was perceptual, a convincing state
of being in dark water up to your eyes. The effect worked from
the street point-of-view as well.