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Veit Stratmann: The Seattle Floor


Suyama Space Belltown
Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Dec. 11 2015


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It's a work of art, but let's deal with it first as a floor. The floor is divided into parallel segments. They stretch from the door area of Suyama Space to the entrance of the Belltown architecture firm Suyama Peterson Deguchi at the back of the building. Each segment of floor is a strip of colored vinyl, in every color of the rainbow plus gray. To go forward, you choose a color. The artist, Veit Stratmann, describes his floor as a game where you discover the unwritten rules yourself. He also calls it "an awareness zone." You're aware because the zone forces you to make conscious choices continuously: which way, how many steps, what about that other person, how soon will we intersect if we keep on our current trajectories, et cetera. In political terms, The Seattle Floor is a sort of abstract-art version of a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaign. It's not tied to a candidate or a cause. It just wants to move you, and not in the arty emotional way. It's making a physical challenge that has to be translated intellectually. JG

Suyama Space

2324 Second Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121
Hours: Mon-Fri

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This event is in the past.
  • Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Dec. 11 2015