Rocco and his brothers

graphite rubbing on paper
of the freight entrance wall, ground level
350 Manhattan Ave. (aka 125 Skillman Ave.)
Brooklyn, New York.
5x23 feet


The loft building on the corner of Skillman Ave. and Manhattan Ave. in Williamsburg had slowly been vacated by the new landlords. The last standing tenants invited a few artists to do a short squat exhibition on the 4th floor. Dealing with the social history of the building and the concept of displacement, I made a large rubbing of the freight entrance wall where old inhabitants have carved their names. I also found on site the remains of a Wassily chair that I assembled as an endless strip sculpture and titled SIN FIN