Untitled (Inflated Space) by Vincent Como

Untitled (Inflated Space)

Vincent Como

The exhibition which I undertook at the 

Southside Gallery was an installation 

where I constructed two large cubes 

out of plastic sheeting to conform to 

the dimensions of the basement, and 

inflated them within the space.  The 

understanding was that the work 

would lose air throughout the course 

of the show and the artwork would be 

in a constant state of change.  

I was interested in the idea that a 

person could have an experience 

of a particular space without being 

able to enter into that space.  The 

piece became about the viewer’s 


of the work.  Then, coupled with the 

passing physical presence of the work,

it would occupy the space of memory.

basement installation

July 1999