Each small square wooden box, or cube, is faced with a stainless steel circle or ring, a “porthole” through which to view objects – made of wood, metal, vinyl, plastic, glass, wire, etc. – in performance. These boxes function like the first television sets in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, the favorite piece of furniture in the family living room. Through portholes, or early-era TV screens, Barry Feldman invites the viewer to eavesdrop on the shipboard intrigues, domestic dramas, and moments of calm in the lives of his beloved objects.
All the Portholes measure 26 x 24 x 13 cm.