28 March - 24 April
“The word artist has always troubled me because it refers to a mechanical process: the art-iculation of the limbs, which trivializes the process and the experience by reducing it to a purely biological process involving only eye-to-hand coordination. I prefer the term apokalyptist, from the Greek apokalypsis, which means to reveal, to draw back the veil. That is exactly what I think we do, or perhaps, may I allow myself to say it, we must do in our practice; we must draw back the veil on the visible world in order to reveal the invisible, which after all animates the strange dualities that we witness daily”
Professor Domancio de Clario
Kirstein Mckendry’s installation Inner Land floats weightlessly just, only just, above the surface of the Kiosk floor. Light filters through the molded netting, casting lace like shadows into the space. This undulating crisp white landscape reflects the artist’s interest in the production of art as a visceral process. It becomes an exploration of a psychological landscape - an echoing reminder of the mind/body duality.
Created specifically for the Kiosk, the form seems to mimic the hilly landscape beyond the city that is seen from this site. It becomes an inverted silhouette, a ghostly form that is hauntingly absent. Like a petrified skeleton, sitting delicately in this central city ‘glass cabinet’, the landscape becomes a metaphor for, as de Clairo suggests, the ‘dualities we witness daily’.