Untitled, installation view. 1982
Each dot, 6´ diameter, is mounted flush onto artist-created
Left: Blue acrylic sheet is flush-mounted to wall and the
edges are feathered with airbrush. Acrylic is backlit with 8
banks of florescent lights. The light intensity "reflected"
off walls is precisely matched to intensity "transmitted"
through blue acrylic. This makes the blue dot become spatially
ambiguous, it appears to be a hole, not a surface.
Center: Louvers of aluminum direct warm air to the floor,
warming entire room. To compensate, museum lowered thermostat
5ºF, making all other art spaces colder by comparison. Hardesty
says, "The room heat 'unified' the space, and the other
Right: A concave blow-formed mirrored acrylic is flush-mounted
to wall. An artist-made speaker behind it emits a low chord that
can be heard at the mirror's focal point (about 15´ away).
Up close, the mirror magnifies images. At focal point, it flips