Gordon Hall A '13

Four Hands In Use

3 PM

Hall enlarges to seat-size the Ball and Claw design motif that is commonly found at the bottom of 18th-Century furniture and arranges them in the locations of the four feet of an enormous invisible Queen Anne style side table. These four furniture-animal hybrids hold the body of the sitter in an intimacy mirrored in the bird claw’s grasp of the ball. 

This piece will be accompanied by several unannounced “activations” in which Hall and three other individuals of Hall’s choosing sit quietly on each of the four stools at the same time for 30-minute intervals that rotate until each has sat for 30 minutes on each stool.