Based on an ongoing exchange with the iconic French author, poet, playwright and philosopher Hélène Cixous, Grant focuses on Cixous’ book Philippines as a source for imagery, centering on the repeating thematic of the forest as a profound shared space. Drifting between a real and an imagined place, the forest becomes a site for communion with what Cixous terms “the perfect Other.”
Annelie McKenzie and I are collaborating in creating a visiting tree in a forest installation at 18th Street Art Center. Other artists participating in the project: Channing Hansen, Bari Ziperstein, Lita Albuquerque, Renee Petropoulous, Steve Roden, Audrey Cottin and Frances Garretson.
April 15th - June 28th, 2013
18th Street Art Center1639 18th Street
June 1st, 2013
Public Drawing Sessions:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11-3pm
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images from top: the load of materials Annelie and I brought to the space on our first work day about 3 weeks ago, a view of the forest the first week, a view of the forest the second week, a view of the forest the third week, and a detail of the tree Annelie and I are working on together, hearts and all.