"Educational Complex" (1995)

"Educational Complex," 1995
Synthetic polymer, latex, foam core, fiberglass and wood, 51 x 192 x 96 inches. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase, with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee 96.50
Photo by Geoffrey Clements, photograph copyright © 1998: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

"[In Rudolf Steiner's philosophy] the architectural relates to the dance relates to the music relates to the writing. But it’s also a kind of religion. And so my 'religion' for this structure is repressed memory syndrome. The idea is that anything you can’t remember, that you forget or block out, is the byproduct of abuse and that all of these scenarios are supposed to be filling in the missing action in these blank sections in this building. It’s a perverse reading of Hans Hoffman's push-pull theory."
- Mike Kelley