Condominium construction sites at Toronto's harbourfront development were photographed, and then those projections rephotographed to exaggerate perspective and induce vertigo. Those images were printed as laminated murals and sliced into strips which were velcro'd to a balanced cinder-block construction.

Through use of scale, studio activity is seen as construction site, architectural model making as installation, architecture as sculpture, and exterior as interior. The notion of real estate speculative investment was a parallel of the yuppie theme explored in the artist's concurrent designer luggage production of that same period of time.
"Condo '88" was first erected in Geneva, then the World Financial Center in New York, Toronto's Power Plant, the 1989 Sao Paulo Bienal, Margo Leavin Gallery in
Los Angeles, and then Gstaad, and Cleveland. It was a portable formula and that strategy of medium was further explored in larger "Complex" installations afterwards.

The "Apartment" from 1991 featured multiple units, each brick wrapped with a section cut from a mural collage. Each of those units were available for the same purchase price as the rate of the artist's monthly apartment rental.

Condominiums

"Condo '88" 1988
"Condo '88" 1988

Installation at Halle Sud, Geneva Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 72" x 186" x 92 inches 182.5cm x 472.5cm x 233.5cm

"Condo '88" 1988
"Condo '88" 1988

Installation at Halle Sud, Geneva Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 72" x 186" x 92 inches 182.5cm x 472.5cm x 233.5cm

"Condo '87" 1987
"Condo '87" 1987

Detail from installation at Cable Gallery, New York Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks

"Condo '87" 1987
"Condo '87" 1987

Installation at Cable Gallery, New York Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 48" x 100" x 45 inches /122cm x 254cm x 114cm NOTE: this work no longer exists as it has been disowned and disavowed by the artist under power of copyright.

"Condo '88" 1988
"Condo '88" 1988

Installation at Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 72" x 186" x 92 inches 182.5cm x 472.5cm x 233.5cm

"Condo '88" 1988
"Condo '88" 1988

Installation at Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles. Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 72" x 186" x 92 inches 182.5cm x 472.5cm x 233.5cm

"Condo '87" 1987
"Condo '87" 1987

Installation at Cable Gallery, New York Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 48" x 100" x 45 inches /122cm x 254cm x 114cm NOTE: this work no longer exists as it has been disowned and disavowed by the artist under power of copyright.

"Condo '87" 1987
"Condo '87" 1987

Installation at Cable Gallery, New York Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 48" x 100" x 45 inches /122cm x 254cm x 114cm NOTE: this work no longer exists as it has been disowned and disavowed by the artist under power of copyright.

"Condo '87" 1987
"Condo '87" 1987

Installation at Cable Gallery, New York Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks Dimensions variable: approx 48" x 100" x 45 inches /122cm x 254cm x 114cm NOTE: this work no longer exists as it has been disowned and disavowed by the artist under power of copyright.

Alan Belcher, "Condo '88"
Alan Belcher, "Condo '88"

Front page photograph of Alan Belcher in front of the installed "Condo '88" at the Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art, 1990 Cleveland Plain Dealer, “A Wedding of Forms: Inventive Photography In The Fore”; by Helen Cullinan, April 8th, 1990

"Apartment" 1991
"Apartment" 1991

Installation at Castello di Rivara, Italy Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks (each "Apartment Unit" was available separately)

"Apartment" 1991
"Apartment" 1991

Installation at Castello di Rivara, Italy Color mural photographs, laminated and sliced into strips, velcro, cement blocks (each "Apartment Unit" was available separately)

"Apartment Unit" 1991
"Apartment Unit" 1991

Color photograph, laminated (each strip sliced from mural photo), velcro, cement block 8" x 20" x 4.7 inches 20cm x 50cm x 12cm (Each unit was available for the same purchase price as the rate of the artist's monthly apartment rental)