2017 ‘Crossing Borders’ at Felix the Gallery

 

Random image sequence showing each section of this site specific work including a slide projected image of Eric Satie inviting guests into the space. Entry via the bright fluorescent light tilts at the assumption of calm and the chequered grid that suggests a haven of order teases this possibility. The projector piece in the space (photo image of Famagusta beach, 2008) fixes a different reality and acts as counterpoint to the ideas available in the paintings. The decision to make a site specific work is to urge time based considerations where notions of interdependence become inevitable and raise a challenge to premeditated assumptions an audience might initially present.

In the best of senses this work, titled: Border Crossings, reconfigures a site specific work made ten years or so earlier titled: Casualty and there are mutual contextual similarities in both pieces: Casualty hosted public access for three hours and Border Crossing welcomed guests for eight hours. A third iteration may warrant extending the time available for public access…

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