Instruments of Synesthesia, Install, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, 2019

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Tetherless Measure (Landscape Surveillance), (detail),G-10 resin*, wood, rattan, thread, mirror, pins, and bioplastic, 10’ x 2’ x 2’, 2019

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Tetherless Measure (Landscape Surveillance), (detail),G-10 resin*, wood, rattan, thread, mirror, pins, and bioplastic, 10’ x 2’ x 2’, 2019

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Weighing Our Contingency Plan,(Install 1), G-10 resin*, wood, rattan, monofilament, thread, vibration, mirrors, pins,aluminum weights, chalk, and bioplastic, 10’x 3’, 201

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Weighing Our Contingency Plan,(detail), G-10 resin*, wood, rattan, monofilament, thread, vibration, mirrors, pins,aluminum weights, chalk, and bioplastic, 10’x 3’, 201

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Resting Feed,single-channel video, 2:06 min (continuousloop),4.87" x 2.31",Limited Edition: 1 of 5,2019 LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvQV3Cocn8k&feature=youtu.be

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Capillary Glare, 2019, G-10 resin*, monofilament, strobe, 4’ x 8'x 8"

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Capillary Glare, 2019, (detail), G-10 resin*, monofilament, strobe, 4’ x 8'x 8"

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On the Mechanics of Breathing, 2018

wood, rattan, monofilament, thread, pins, aluminum weight, mirror, and bioplastic, 5’ x 1’ x 2’

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On the Mechanics of Breathing

(detail), 2018

wood, rattan, monofilament, thread, pins, aluminum weight, mirror, and bioplastic, 5’ x 1’ x 2’

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On the Mechanics of Breathing

(detail), 2018

wood, rattan, monofilament, thread, pins, aluminum weight, mirror, and bioplastic, 5’ x 1’ x 2’

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Syncing Your Discernment,(detail), wood, monofilament, thread, mirror, pins, Mylar, and bioplastic, 3’ x 3’ x 2’, 2018

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Syncing Your Discernment,(detail), wood, monofilament, thread, mirror, pins, Mylar, and bioplastic, 3’ x 3’ x 2’, 2018

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INSTRUMENTS OF SYNESTHESIA


A Solo Exhibition @

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
April  2019


Read Curator Jen Mergel's  exhibition text Nervous Systems: "Sense" Rearticulated by Katherine Mitchell DiRico" which is available and reproduced with permission of the author (2019).

 

*This work was developed by Mitchell DiRico during the 2018 Walter Feldman Fellowship year, juried by Jen Mergel, and administered by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston. 


Read Boston Hassle's Review 


SPECIAL EVENTS

In Conversation
Join Leonie Bradbury, Director of Art and Creative Initiatives at HUBweek, in conversation with Katherine Mitchell DiRico about her work and how it relates to contemporary art, technology, and innovation. 


Artist Lecture and Tour at ArtWeek: Saturday, April 27 @ 2 PM 

PRESS RELEASE

Katherine Mitchell DiRico’s solo exhibition Instruments of Synesthesia explores how today's constant connectivity affects sense perception. Hovering between drawing and sculpture, sound and vibration, these tightly-wound works prompt intimate negotiations with visibility, location, tension, finity--even rationality. Choreographing their own unique data stream, they reflect a networked world in which nothing is ever turned off and a state of rest can never be achieved.

Instruments of Synesthesia employs disparate materials to create an immersive environment that is at once synchronous and simultaneous, yet out of sync. Works accrue from the floor, the walls and the ceiling to manifest the tangle of invisible forces--white noise, endless feeds, unread threads in the airwaves that tether our bodies and minds. Bright orange filament clusters as tiny explosions. Taut lines bend to the breaking point. Weblike shadows draw us in and hold our own silhouettes. Sound bleeds in fits and starts, slipping in and out of decipherable narratives. Sensors reflect our presence as a vibrating hum. Surveillance mirrors glare back at us.


Together, the work embodies a sense that something is being tracked--something in its volume and pervasiveness that can never be fully known. This volume is tethered only by a thread pinned to the floor, a metaphorical and impossibly literal stress point. Instruments of Synesthesia offers a quiet response to the immense machinations of the systems and technology that socially mediates, and envelops the body politic, one download at a time.

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