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On Migration I

On Migration I

Hypereic Flow

Hypereic Flow

Photographer: Dan Meyers

Excavation, Repository

Excavation, Repository

Excavation

Excavation

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excavationtext1

Repository

Repository

Topaz Relocation Center, June 2018

Topaz Relocation Center, June 2018

Space I: Hypereic Flow, Excavation, Repository

Displayed as part of the 2019 MICA Undergraduate Commencement Exhibition, Palimpsest is a solo show investigating the generational repercussions of forced relocation through iron oxidation and magnetization, the woven structure and use of water-soluble weft, and waterleaf paper structures. The exhibition was divided into three spaces, to display a suite of works considering each subject. Poetry and supplemental wall text were interspersed throughout the exhibition.

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In the first space, supplementary text introduces the terms "Palimpsest" and "Hypereic Flow," then posing a guiding question for the exhibition: How do we build from the residual?  

Excavation is a photographic handweaving made on a TC2 digital jacquard loom, based on an image I took at the site of the Topaz Relocation Center in June of 2018. It hangs above Repository, a collection of smaller artifacts displayed within a converted found table. 

Repository houses three different artifacts: from left to right, a stack of risograph-printed takeaways with the text of the poem Topaz Relocation Center, June 2018, a found root structure, and a handful of nails cast in stoneware. 

 

Hypereic Flow utilizes a large ceramic magnet and approximately 850 rusted nails and other found metal scraps in an effort to render each individual piece of metal a permanent magnet.