Third Floor Stair Hall: Sampler (Blade Runner), 2001

The movie Blade Runner and the story it derives from, by the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, are meditations on death in life and life in death—on what makes an apparently living thing deserve to be called alive. I put my Blade Runner sampler on a wall in the Third Floor Stair Hall, a long corridor above a stair. The rhythmic pattern of the iron balustrade echoes the repeating leaf and flower motifs in the sampler. Corridors and staircases often act as visual metaphors in art: the passage through these spaces can be seen as a passage through life.

Photograph by Yoav Horesh