Dave Hullfish Bailey, Elevator, Exhibition view, Secession 2006, Photo: Hannes Böck

Dave Hullfish Bailey

Elevator

May 5 – June 25, 2006

Dave Hullfish Bailey had just begun installing his long planned project Schindler Shelter – a ”temporary disaster playground “ in and around the Schindler House in Los Angeles – in September 2001, when the terror attacks of 9/11 revealed an almost uncanny analogy to a central theme in Bailey’s artistic work: the partial elimination and disorganization of social structures in the wake of catastrophes such as terror attacks, earthquakes or floods as well as the temporary reconfiguration of communities above and beyond ethnicity, religion or political orientation.

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Dave Hullfish Bailey, born in 1963, lives and works in Los Angeles.