TITLE

CONTAINED, or WHAT'S THE DIFF?,
Georgia Rucker, 1996
Mixed media: playpen, toys, average office cubicle, average office cubicle contents.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Why is the habitat for many of today's humans cube-like? Do containers contain or restrain? We learn early on that four walls equals normalcy. And that filling one's four walls equals living. Furthermore, the mere existence of a container necessitates "filling" it, often with useless items, duplicate files, disliked toys. Is "filling" the sort of activity that one should see as "living"? When one switches the contents of an infant container (playpen) to an adult container (work-place cubicle) are they really any different? How can one "grow up" when one is put in the same sort of space throughout the majority of one's life?

AWARD

Best Cubist Cube Award