A Collaboration with fellow UI Grad Daniel Feinberg, consisting of a bridge built over a ‘broken down’ 1995 Chevrolet Suburban parked on a bridge in Grand Rapids, Michigan featured in ArtPrize 2013.
Two individuals are going about their day, business as usual, when they come across a monolith - a broken down early-90s Chevrolet Suburban - blocking a considerable portion of a frequented footbridge. There are other bridges within relatively close proximity that could function as an alternative, but the problem is this footbridge; whose dignity has been stripped as its normal utility has been severely compromised. Knowing the bridge must be restored to its original condition, the two decide it best to provide a temporary fix to the blocked bridge until a more permanent solution can take effect.
After reviewing the situation and considering the skill-sets, the consensus between the two is to construct a simple wooden stairway that passes over the bridge. Upon completion, the two leave a ‘temporary’ solution to the problem of the blocked footbridge consisting of two 13 foot wide staircases that stand 15 feet tall and span just under 50 feet.
In the simplest sense, this project questions the distinction between a temporary act and a permanent act, as well as the complications arising out of conceptions of moral duty.