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Marginal Way

Marginal Way

The Marginal Way, an installation in the exhibition”Installation and Place,” curated by Marjory Jacobson at The Cyclorama, Boston, 1990.


The Marginal Way was part of an exhibition which took place at the Boston Center for the Arts, a unique circular building originally built to display a panoramic painting. The exhibition included work by eleven installation artists and structures for housing and viewing the installations designed by Kennedy Violich Architects.

The Marginal Way suggested a multi-level landscape within this architectural space. Moving through the architecture, in and around the structures, the viewer encounters a series of 'markers': several vitrines, a bridge, a banister upholstered with text, a directory to internal spaces, and a megaphone balcony. The subtext of these markers reflects on questions of personal location and the possibility of physical and political movement. As a grouping, strategically sited within the architecture of the exhibition, these markers become the viewers' landmarks and mapping points.