THE HORIZON IS THE PLACE THAT MAINTAINS MEMORY, 1981

Copper, slate and pigment, dimensions vary.

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. 


The Horizon is the Place that Maintains Memory was an installation at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. This work is clearly a pivotal link between ephemeral works and the permanent site specific ones. There, Albuquerque built a twelve-foot, cube shaped room to house her work. In it, a nine-foot diameter copper ring was cantilevered off the wall at the same angle as the earth’s axis. Dramatically lit, the ring threw shadows within shadows upon the walls. Upright in the center of the floor was a three and a half foot granite work, sheared off its original site in a triangular work on which red pigment was poured forming a glowing aura all around it.