Cement, steel, donated/collected trophy statuettes, recycled trophy hardware, various steel hardware, enamel on perforated steel panels, site’s wall, ADA-approved steel steps and floor sheeting.
The Dallas Contemporary
November 17, 2007—January 12, 2008
Till Richter, November 17, 2007
(Left to Right) Guenter Recht, Light Artist, Dorothy Cross (my grandmother), Jack Cross (my grandfather)
cement, steel, donated/collected trophy statuettes, recycled trophy hardware, various steel hardware, enamel on perforated steel panels, site’s wall, ADA-approved steel steps and floor sheeting
Over the course of three years, my team and I collected over 7,000 trophies donated by interested participants from across North America. Participants found my website through an online proposal, Google search or a friend’s suggestion. After being removed from their bases, the statuettes were then randomly attached to the perforated metal panels, that are then slid into the steel staircase frame.
Installed at The Dallas Contemporary, Nov. 17 2007 – Jan. 12, 2008 as part of the Open Doors’ Expansion exhibition. Project was artist-funded.
Cement base: 9′ x 13′ x .5′
Stairwell width: 3′
First landing: 8.5′ at floor
Second landing: 16.5′ at floor
Site’s wall: 25.5′ x 10.2′ x 1.4′
Railing: consistently 4′ tall, 5″ wide
Photography: Shaune Kolber, Paul Abbott
On-site welding: Cliff, Joe, C + J Services
Engineering: Feldt Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Steel Fabrication: Austin MacFab
Trophy Attachment: Maritsa Asghari, Iraj Asghari, Alma Asghari, Ashley Cross, Bonnie Cross, Greg Cross, Maximilian Toth, Leslie Connally
Cement Foundation: All Concrete Services
Transport / Loading: Cruz Reyna and Southwestern Freight
Forklift Services: Eagle Forklift
Lighting: Maximilian Toth, Ashley Cross
Austin Unloading: Brian Birdwell, Alma Asghari, Sascha Asghari