Sleeper #1, 2014–2015
Wooden plinth, plexiglas, cardboard, glass, fluo- rescent tube, photo lens, Carbone 14
58 x 41,5 x 84 cm
‘Sleeper #1’ is a transformative portrait of a decayed and orphaned section of track from the NYC High Line, located on the roof of what is now Westbeth since 1934, when elevated trains ran directly through the building. Taking a miniscule sample of wood from one of the railroad ties, Geffriaud arranged for its conver- sion into a small amount of graphite by a radiocarbon dating lab. Serving as a non-static time capsule, the graphite will continually evolve in the future as a material and conceptual byproduct of the building.