STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
2001

Material
Rough reinforced concrete, galvanized steel structure and lattice
Dimension
2.6 x 11 x 15.6 m | 25 m²
Place
Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Rejecting the model of large-scale housing developments, “Stairway to Heaven” transgresses the motive of a stairwell, giving the individual the opportunity to cage himself within it. The spectator, while moving alone in the elevated platform, dominates a territory while submitting to surveillance. “Stairway to Heaven” plays on the ambiguity of public and private: it offers a public space for individual use and it utilizes the model of a collective housing stairwell, which is a public space within a private property.

Credit
Collection : MoMA, USA