Consolidated Effort, 2010
Purchased model lighthouse
12” x 12” x 12”
Taken with the expansiveness of the horizon and the ocean environment while installing along the main shipping channel at Ft. Zachary Taylor’s field in SKW 2008, and confronted with the reality that she could never construct an installation that could trump such a grand scale, Monica has returned to SKW 2010 to address the feeling of inadequacy that she experienced, by installing a ready-made miniature lighthouse that could never provide the directional assistance that a lighthouse is entrusted to provide.
Monika Goetz is interested in psychological spaces, reflecting specific states of the mind. Her site-specific installations frequently deal with consciousness and the boundaries of human perception. By exploring light and space as a conceptual, material and aesthetic phenomenon, she questions the position of the viewer in this world. Monika has exhibited extensively in her native Germany as well in in the United States, notably solos shows at Art Omi, the Queens Museum of Art, and P.S.1/MOMA. She lives in Berlin, Germany.