Lu Zhang is a multi-disciplinary artist, researcher, and organizer who works in installation, sculpture, drawing, and text – often in response to a chosen site.
2013 / Installation in Frank Mohr Institute Window
Viewers are invited to experience Letter by entering a small space sparsely furnished with three white rectangular units (the first is placed vertically and holds a stack of letters, the second is placed horizontally as a bench, the third is placed vertically and holds a black trash bag). To enter the narrow vitrine of the Frank Mohr Institute where the letter is presented, a student/professor/or employee must visit during office hours or get a key from the reception desk. The letter is an emotional break-up letter to the institution.
Instructions on the wall read:
Please sit down on the bench.
Take a letter from the bin.
When you are done you can tear up the letter if you wish.
Throw it away in the trash can.