Objects and Things, by Zuzanna Karczewska
- Monday, April 2, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
- Cheever Hall, Main Gallery - view map
The purpose of both the project and exhibition is to see and then reveal place, without the nostalgic attachment, but with the richness and complexity which gives a glimpse of its sublime qualities, which are beyond our reach and control.
The medium used is felt, the “anti-fabric”. The process of felting creates a slow
relationship with place; it draws from, and examines “placesness” and suggests how to dwell in it. Felt embodies human, animal, and geological time. Local sheep’s wool, local plants as dyes, stones, water are all from the Gallatin valley, which allows each piece to also be the place.
This is an exploration of a place that is an object - viscous, local and non-local, direct and indirect. This place exists in a high-dimensional phase space, it is a hyperobject - as described by philosopher Timothy Morton
It is a location but it is also the weather, the climate, and the biosphere.
It is the local landscape, but also a system of geological processes in time, weathering processes of the land, human, animal, and plant.
It is the people, animals, and plants, but also the politics, industries, the farms, the food and goods and transportation networks.
It is a specific spot on the creek, but also the entire length of the creek, the system of creeks and rivers, and the oceans.
The President's Fine Arts Series is brought to you by the Montana State University Office of the President, the College of Arts & Architecture and the School of Architecture. This year's series Legacy + Art: Celebrating 125 Years of Creativity honors Montana State University's 125 Anniversary and will take place during the month of March.
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