Maria Walls - G.C. Sample# 23156
September 4 - September 27
Freelance designer and multi-media artist Maria Walls
is currently based in Auckland. Glamorous, seductive
and compelling, her work often draws on, and plays with,
the interaction between art and design, creator and
consumer, and public and private.
At first glance Maria seems to have given us 'nothing'
in the Kiosk this month, with the display case empty
but for the artists name in vinyl print, but on approaching
the space one begins to hear her sound piece, a strange,
half electronic, half organic looped recording. Maria
has described this work as "what things might sound
like from within the Kiosk...of course this is dramatised
and repetitive!" conjuring up an image of oneself, squashed
into the kiosk, hearing the muffled echoes of life in
the street outside: car sounds, people talking, footsteps,
filtered through bullet-proof glass and steel.
Teasingly elusive, and willfully perverse, G.C. Sample#
23156 explores viewers expectations in ways which are
subtle yet challenging.
Maria Wall's exhibition in Kiosk is part of The Physics
Room curated series.