Suzanne Harris
Sculpture

March 17–29, 1973 112 Greene Street/Workshop
Performance view of "Suzanne Harris: Sculpture," 1973"

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Suzanne Harris, "Flying Machine," 1973

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Suzanne Harris, "Flying Machine," 1973

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Installation view of "Suzanne Harris: Sculpture," 1973

Suzanne Harris, The Wheels, 1973. Photo: Richard Landry.

Exhibition Description

The artist installed a number of pieces, some activated in performance. The Wheels was a large wooden construction of interconnecting gears, like watch works. Performers moved the gears by pressing their body weight on the bars connected to the cogs. Flying Machine allowed performers strapped into its harness-like contraption to experience a momentary defiance of gravity. Wood, ¼” cable, nylon, rope, and rubber were used to build an apparatus 12′ in length suspended from the ceiling and raised by a winch. Other works included Enclosed Space Form and Z.

Excerpted from Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press.

Performance view of "Suzanne Harris: Sculpture," 1973"
Suzanne Harris, "Flying Machine," 1973
Suzanne Harris, "Flying Machine," 1973
Installation view of "Suzanne Harris: Sculpture," 1973

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Suzanne Harris, Flying Machine, 1973

Suzanne Harris, The Wheels, 1973. Photo: Richard Landry.