How Space Turns (Wie Raum Wird)

February 4 through May 14, 2016

Emanating from different cultures on three continents, the artists’ diverse and unique installations share common approaches to space and materials. Light, open forms predominate; fiber thread is common. And most of the works extend gently into the space, inviting the viewer into their orbits. It is as if these intricately interwoven organisms interact with each other and the audience. But most importantly, the works join in a common exploration of complex natural processes. Rhythm is a key element. Sequences of three-dimensional patterns, drawn in space with thin, flexible string, create rhythmic movements. As the works’ organic forms suggest biological structures, these progressions echo cyclical phenomena and frequencies in nature. In the words of the curator, Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, “the works allude to a complex patterns and processes underlying all of creation. Neither nature itself, nor anything else, is unchanging or immutable. All of existence is a never-ending process comprising patterns that emerge from motion and dynamics. And that is certainly true of human consciousness also. Material, forms, thoughts and action all spring from complex processes.”