Yve Laris Cohen. Walls and Floors

9 Oct 2018 – 11 Nov 2018

baby Company

New York
New York, United States


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Walls and Floors presents seven years of materials mobilized in Yve Laris Cohen’s previous works. Exhibited is every floor or wall currently in the artist’s personal storage.


In Duet..(2011), a narrow sprung dance floor supported several hundred tours jetés.
In Duet with Thomas von Foerster (2011), the marley from the Duet.. floor was supposed to be repurposed, but it was stolen from the curb during load-in.

In Coda (2012), an oversprung dance floor performed as a wall.

In Waltz; (2012) and its performances Hesitation ChangeDrag Hesitationand Cross Hesitation, slabs of aluminum track and studs, drywall, joint compound, and corner bead performed as both floors and surplus wall.

In Landing Field (2013), wall slabs built according to Laris Cohen’s and Vito Acconci’s eye levels enclosed a museum gallery and required attention from the fire marshal.

In D.S. (2014) and its attending performance al Coda, a Landing Field wall was repurposed as, alternately, an insured art object and uninsured performance prop.

In D.C. (2014), the second Landing Field wall performed as a plinth, supporting David Horvitz sculptures. In Meeting Ground (2018), salvaged wooden walls from a demolished museum auditorium were reconstituted.

Walls and Floors marks the inaugural exhibition at Company Gallery’s second space, baby Company.

Exhibiting artists

Yve Laris Cohen


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