Sitting Stance

Artschwager’s installation consists of five separate pieces situated at the junction of West Thames Street and the Esplanade. At the center is a street lamp shrunken to squat proportions, surrounded by a wooden armature imitating its crown and girded by an upraised circular bench and table. A second circular seating area resembles an enlarged tree grating. The ensemble is completed by a throne-like seat made of granite, and a pair of reclining, slatted wooden deck chairs. Together, these works transform their cul-de-sac into an eccentric public recreation deck and mark a witty reflection of their urban environment.