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Prolegomena to an apology for pragmaticism, 2006 OSB (oriented Strand Board) 66 X 56 X 52 in © Courtesy of the artist and Dispatch, New York
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Drawing on Franz Kafka's description of a writing desk in his unfinished satire Amerika, which details misadventures in an imaginary American landscape, 'Prolegomena to an apology for pragmaticism' takes the form of an inverted roll-top desk that relies on a combination of open drawers to stay upright. In its precarious scale and transposed configuration the structure embodies the conflicted status of blockade and shelter.