WHEN LAUGHTER TRIPS AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE DIVINE   A pair of everyday sliding automatic doors were installed in the middle of Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. With allusions to minimalist sculpture (Dan Graham), consumerism (strip mall and super markets) and with a nod to the dichotomy of desire and difficulty that the erection of barriers and fences create, the project suggests a barrier made of typical storefront glass walls. In this case, it is a useless barrier as the doors open automatically when someone walks up or even just around them. It provides instead a moment of pause as one passes over the threshold to view the city skyline across the East River. It was decorated with flags for its Grand Opening. Collaboration with Osman Khan. Horton bi-part sliding automatic door.