Drops: gigantic concrete dice installed at the Santa Fe Depot in San Diego
For Iran do Espírito Santo's inSITE97 project, "Drops," twenty concrete dice were scattered among sites in San Diego and Tijuana, ten in each city. The "Drops," situated in public places, could be seen or even sat upon by a number of passersby, but only chance could allow visitors to see more than one die and understand that they were viewing an artwork. Espírito Santo explained that the installation dealt with paradoxes on different levels. The entire installation could not be perceived at any one moment, and the oversized dice did not function as the objects they represented.
By the end of the exhibition, many of the dice had been removed or damaged, their fate left to chance. A few dice remain in their original locations. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 04, Item 114)
Santa Fe Depot (San Diego, Calif.)
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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