"Through the '80s and increasingly in the '90s, a configurative type of art has been appearing that combines the qualities of site-specificity with those of the discrete art object, yet is distinct from both. It is neither determined by its site, nor closed off from its surroundings; it is structured both in terms of an internal system of relations, and through the relations it establishes between itself and the site or sites in which it is installed . . . Along with the site, it embraces the viewer as a crucial, mobile component, an integral aspect of a variable system of spatial relations—for the system alters as the viewer moves. Emphasizing the peripatetic nature of art 'viewing,' along with the function of context in providing a frame, the art work seems to reside in the layered and shifting perceptual relations between configured objects, the viewer, and elements of the space itself."