Veils of a Bog

Sep 14 — Oct 20, 2018



Veils of a Bog was a collaborative installation between Vanessa Brown and Michelle Helene Mackenzie. The titular work consisted of three steel mobiles that supported sheer textiles, ribbons, organic materials, and fragmented photographs of Byzantine sculptures of women. Slowly rotating under a dim tungsten glow in the darkened gallery space, the sculptures were accompanied by Mackenzie’s multi-channel sound composition Post Meridiem (2018) that collaged field recordings of frogs, crickets, and birds with a low frequency drone. Together, Brown’s material practice in sculpture and Mackenzie’s soundscape explored the bog as a place of meditation and regeneration. 

Curated by Pablo de Ocampo.


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