>Emily, > >I'm sorry I don't have current exhibition info for you, but a year or so
ago >the Weisman Art Museum at the Univ of MN campus had an installation...
about the >same time they had their Robert Indiana show... but I don't remember the >artist. It was the cleverness, humor and nostalgia in the piece that
impressed me. >The work was a replication of an older apartment building lobby and hallway >and as you walked down the hall, your weight triggered something in front
of each >door. This "trigger" (like the thing that opens the grocery store doors) >under the floor material would set off a sound... one "apartment" triggered
a dog >bark, another triggered a phone ringing, still another triggered a
phonograph, >etc. The many reactions people had that were triggered by the triggers were >part of the "art" for me. Maybe I just don't get out much, but I never
heard dogs >barking in a museum before! > >I guess I never defined "installation" in my own terms before, but I think >this piece qualifies. Sorry I can't provide more particulars about who
made it and >when, but a call to the museum might get you what you're
looking for, or even >literature about it? > >Margaret G.
I believe you're talking about Edward Keinholz. I haven't seen the piece at
the Weisman, myself, although I'm familiar with his work through
reproductions in art history texts. I also seem to remember reading about a
retrospective exhibition of Keinholz in LA. There is a biography about him