Carey Young “Declared Void”

I have been working with squares, specifically taped squares, since this summer and recently happened upon Declared Void (2005) by Carey Young, showing once again the extraordinary possibility in the form.  Here, Young creates spatial divisions to arrive at the complexities of positioning in public space.   The instructions transform the sectioned off space from anyplace, anywhere gallery to political zone (almost using the idea of the “white cube” against the gallery itself).  It also provides a decision point of interaction for the viewer.