Umbral/Limen at the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica
13’ x 4.5’ x 60’
A passageway of 10 nylon curtains double sewn with horizontal pockets, hung from copper pipes.
Inspired by stories gathered by local residents about the history of Costa Rica as a passage way between North and South America.
The pockets were planted with native sand, corn and black beans, then watered by an internal drip irrigation system from the copper pipes.
The plants were left to grow, flourish, die and eventually dry out within the fabric.
During the exhibition the fabric stained brown and the smell of humid growth pervaded with the sound of water running down PVC gutters to stainless steel reservoirs holding two pumps.