“Limits, Isolation, Removal, and Insulation," sculpture and video installation (1981)
This installation involved sound and light (video performance) and sculpture to create an environmental narrative. Two monitors playing two different audio and image loops. One with a path of broken glass leading up to the monitor plays a slow-motion image of Old shirtless covering his eyes, then mouth, and then his ears. The slowed-down audio of glass breaking sounded more like pinging music which came from a raw speaker laying on the glass path. The other monitor shows images of a nude Old placing a raw audio speaker on parts of his body. Old states "I actually had a woman at the space break down in tears telling me how powerful the space was! It was like theater that encompassed the entire space." The other sculptural objects include walking stilts, a layered tar paper shield and a box made out of insulation material full of broken glass with a pair of wax-covered gloves and a tool nearby.