The Cut is a Gathering (2018)
Exhibited as part of An Unbound Knot in the Wind at The Hessel Museum of Art.
Rice paper, vellum, and ink
Eight assemblages, 18” x 12”
The Cut Is a Gathering comes out of research into local invasive species and the seventeenth-century Finnmark witchcraft trials. The assemblages explore how discourses of observation and proximity inform demarcations of belonging. The series actively responds to the transitory light passing through the gallery window, considered to be a cut in the space. If ecosystems are characterized by constant change, what happens to the dividing line between what belongs and what is other, what is native and what is alien, as they are inscribed in the language of borders.