Show ran from 6/1/2012 to 6/23/2012
WIT(H)NESSING EYES CLOSE(D) mixed media installations
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-9pm
In Barbara Bickel’s visual and sound installation of Wit(h)nessing Eyes Close(d) one must cross a threshold into intimacy– an intimacy that embodies both close encounter(s) and distant or aerial point(s) of view. Trance, a practice of dreaming while awake, is the genesis of this figurative series that re-wit(h)nesses and re/produces the sensorial aesthetic journey of a trans/per/forming woman(s) body through time and space. The body, traditionally drawn and represented with/in/on a disrupted enviro/scape causes the viewer/listener to move beyond attempts to restore the body to singular completeness and to fully see it in co-relationship, distinct yet a/part of the matrixial ground.