Mezzanine floor, Ace Gallery Los Angeles, 2010
Parasitization: (n), of or relating to the acts of a parasite; attempting to suck success from the use of one's image who is already successful.
First in the series, this work parasitizes the crated sculptures of artist Carl Andre. During the performance, each block of Carl Andre's block-like work was positioned according to a defiant and outcropped plan much opposed to the low-lying and subtle pieces by Andre concurrently displayed at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills. This structure was further parasitized when the art piece was dismantled by artists Matt Weidmann and Bryan Kirkwood then converted into a "space-efficient plan."
For the next piece in the series, see Michael Haight's second parasitization work, 'John Millei,' in Poor / Fancy, 2013.