You Move Me

You Move Me (2010) is a sculpture in three movements. Inspired by historic methods of military fortification and climate change flood fighting practices (still in use today), You Move Me is an expression of the common denominators of all work. Performed by a group of participants who move the pieces of the sculpture between locations and into different formations, it replicates the infinite cycle of effort against time, never finished, never satisfied. The pointlessness of the task—moving gilded sandbags—mirrors the masochism of modern work: we work because we must, but we also work because we lust for the struggle, and find solace it in.