First Days of Uqbar _Metal, Mirror, Plants, Installation - 12 x 3 x 3' New York, June 2016
This installation at Geary Contemporary Gallery, in the group show curated by Matthew Nichols - Heliotropes - was the beginning of what could potentially be an ever growing work. It connected three elements: the structure, the mirrors and the plant. In this mechanism the mirror would alter the direction of the plant’s growth, which would need more structure to keep growing forward, the structure would carry more mirrors, which would keep altering the plant’s growth direction, so forth and so on…
Press Release: "Geary Contemporary is pleased to present Heliotropes, a group show curated by Matthew Nichols that features work by James Case-Leal, William Cordova, Angeles Cossio, Marsha Cottrell, Chris Duncan, Igor Eskinja, Rosemarie Fiore, Nicolai Howalt, Owen Kydd, Gustavo Prado, and Hanna Sandin. The exhibition will be on view from June 9 to July 15, 2016. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 8 PM."
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius - Jorge Luis Borges "Things became duplicated in Tlön; they also tend to become effaced and lose their details when they are forgotten. A classic example is the doorway which survived so long it was visited by a beggar and disappeared at his death. At times some birds, a horse, have saved the ruins of an amphitheater."