Link/Line, 2001


Site-specific, interactive installation
60, 000 feet of red thread, 93 community volunteers

Commission, Susquhanna Art Museum, Harrisburg Pennsylvania

A continuous line of red thread was run 4.5 miles through the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On its route the thread line went through a school, churches, synagogues, an army reserve barracks, places of business and private homes that volunteered to "host" it. Hosts provided a home for the thread while serving as watch-keepers over its safety, tending their designated section of thread for the duration of the exhibition by retying it in the event of breakage.

The piece was made for a show responding to a series of hate crimes in the city. Due to the show's context, I wanted to make a piece that occurred directly within the community, beyond the walls of the museum, something that entered people's everyday existence and brought an opportunity for mental or physical action.



Fo(a)rm Magazine, (2005)


The Patriot News, (2001)