Edited for publication 11/10/222
Along with senses of sight and sound, I invite visitors to expand and focus their present awareness by using their sense of touch, a gesture seldom allowed in museums and galleries. The installation encourages visitors to move in and out of time through my inclusion of elements of past (artifacts from past installations), present (new work and reworked artifacts) and future (referencing what’s to come).
Upcoming posts include guest essays That Objects Have Energy by Jennie Kiessling (artist and educator) and Art vs Artifact by Jennifer Cousino (Curator of History at the Loveland Museum/Gallery in Loveland Colorado) along with a 5 question interview of me by Bhanu Kapil (experimental writer, poet and educator).
I have posted images from the installation with accompanying discussions about the histories of objects, surfacing and materials used along with informative bits. I hope you continue to join me in my broad investigation of touching, time, current awareness and experiencing the then and now of it.
PLEASEtouch was exhibited at Artworks Center for Contemporary Art’s (ACCA) north gallery at 310 N. Railroad Avenue, Loveland, CO from September 10 – October 30, 2021
Artist’s Talk is available for on Youtube at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acZVRNDvyVY&t=803s
A big thank you to Artworks Center for Contemporary Art for inviting me to exhibit PLEASEtouch and for facilitating my Artist’s Talk about the installation and its place in my body of work.