building Exhibition

May 24th, 2010. Filed under: exhibitions, installation, projects.

I just exhibited my MFA Thesis project, entitled building. Here’s the wall tag text:


by Kyle McKinley and Nick Lally with Ann Altstatt, Karl Baumann, Pou Dimitrijevich, Theresa Enright, Miki Foster, Nik Hanselmann, Jessy Lancaster, Madeline McDonald Lane, Lucas McGranaham, and Sophia Strosberg.

Building anything is a process. Building something good usually involves a lot of people’s ideas and labor. building is what we have called the people and the process of building something good in this building. Each Friday at 2pm, building gets together to talk, eat snacks, and make building. building builds on itself: last week’s building is this week’s built, but this week’s built is the place to build next week’s building. The interests of building include ghosts, software studies, coffee, walks in the woods, things that turn, critical spatial practice, the politics of representation, edge sites, flea markets, poesis, precarity, female-fronted punk bands of the 70s and 80s, and building. However, building interests are always building.  The process of building results in traces of those interests. It also involves traces of the art/works of Nick and Kyle. All those traces are the building where you now stand. What will be building tomorrow?

The artists wish to thank: Kelly Brown, EG Crichton, Sharon Daniel, Jennifer González, Shelby Graham, Chip Lord, Josh McVeigh-Schultz, Joshua Muir, Soraya Murray, Jennifer Parker, Warren Sack, Elizabeth Travelslight, Lyle Troxell, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Rob Wilson, Richard Wohlfeiler, and everyone who contributed to building. This presentation was made possible with funding from UCSC’s Porter College Graduate Arts Research Committee and the Florence French Award.

And here are some photos from building (project descriptions to follow):




















1 Response to building Exhibition

  1. work by nick lally » Blog Archive » Fall Updates

    […] building, the installation-making art collective that I co-founded for my MFA show, is headed to San Diego this November for a conference put on by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA). The theme of the State of the Arts Conference is “Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University” and will look at the effects of the public education crisis on art programs and the ways in which artists are responding. building will be creating a dialogical space, mapping connections and conversations, and performing critical spatial interventions. The conference is happening from November 18th through the 21st at UCSD. […]

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