Paysage Present, 2018
Clay and gold paint
Site-specific installation made for the exhibition Unleashing
curated by Işın Önol and Livia Alexander
April 1st – May 31st, 2018
Columbia University, NYC, USA
The site-specific clay installation problematizes history, memory, and displacement through plants and their geographical references. It casts a material shadow of the plants that grow in the area surrounding Teachers College and re-create an indoor landscape with unfired clay. This work interacts with the space as the clay dries, cracks, and peels off of the wall. While the clay motifs on the wall hold onto the present space and carry their own pasts, they invite to think on temporality as well as fragility and preservation.